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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileLegal Officer Duties: Handle pro bono requests from community of NGOs and social entrepreneurs from start to finish: working with members to scope their legal needs and define their requests for advice and assistance, placing projects with lawyers and following up with the parties involved. Scope, structure and help to manage cross-border legal research programs that address the complex social and policy issues NGO and social enterprise members work to tackle. Develop relationships with our law firm and in-house legal team members, particularly those based in North America, and facilitate their engagement with the service. Support the growth of our legal membership by helping to recruit the strongest law firms and corporate in-house legal teams in the region. Represent and the Foundation by speaking publicly about our work to diverse audiences at conferences and other speaking engagements. Support the team on thought leadership projects including the training courses and Index of Pro Bono. Support the legal team to advise on the Foundation’s internal legal matters.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: A qualified lawyer with 1+ year of legal experience and a good understanding of the commercial legal industry in North America. An excellent communicator, fluent in English, with first-class written and verbal communication skills who will confidently present the service to professionals from diverse cultures. Additional proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred. Experience and/or a demonstrated interest in the legal pro bono sector, with knowledge of key global pro bono trends. A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to work independently, contribute ideas to the team and drive projects to completion. A confident public speaker and strong networker. An ability to work quickly and to a high standard under pressure and to juggle multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines. Desirables: Experience working on social or policy issues. Experience with social entrepreneurship. Proficiency in Spanish.
Req #: JREQ097678
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