Legal Project Coordinator – Part Time
Join a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving our community through programs that provide equal access to legal services. The Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco (JDC) has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Legal Project Coordinator to be part of the team!
BASF is a nonprofit organization and the oldest voluntary bar association in California. Today, over 7,400 San Francisco lawyers are members of BASF, which prides itself as being one of the most active and innovative local bar associations. In addition to services and benefits to our members, BASF provides a variety of legal services to San Francisco residents including our Lawyer Referral and Information Service, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and the Justice & Diversity Center (including the Homeless Advocacy Project) which is the largest provider of legal services to San Franciscans.
About the Justice and Diversity Center of BASF:
JDC is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services through its staff and volunteers to low-income Bay Area residents. Each year more than 1,600 volunteer attorneys, legal assistants, and law students work with JDC staff to serve nearly 7,500 indigent clients. JDC’s holistic advocacy approach seeks to address the social service and legal needs of clients.
About the Job:
The Legal Project Coordinator will work for JDC’s Federal Pro Bono Project, reporting to the Supervising Attorney. This is a part-time position and the Coordinator will work 15 hours a week, at the Federal Pro Bono office at the US District Courthouse in San Francisco (450 Golden Gate Avenue) and at JDC’s main office at 301 Battery Street. The Federal Pro Bono Project assists low-income people in two ways: (1) staff attorneys at Self-Help Offices give information and guidance through federal cases; and (2) match litigants with volunteer attorneys to represent them in their cases.
The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are communicating by telephone and email with litigants who have cases before the US District Court, screening people and their case types, and scheduling appointments with JDC’s Self-Help attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland. The Coordinator will assist with database upkeep, and facilitate sending case summaries to volunteer attorneys and managing placement of pro bono cases with attorneys.
This position is not eligible for benefits other than those mandated by law.
|EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE|
- Relevant education, training, and experience to perform the essential duties of the position
- Experience in the legal field is helpful but not required
|SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS|
- Professional verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to interact with clients courteously and with cultural humility
- Self-starter with strong time management skills and a high attention to detail
- Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
- Demonstrated interest in working with low income communities is preferred
- Bilingual language skills are a plus
Why Work For Us:
We offer a collaborative work environment, a progressive work culture, and a wonderfully diverse staff. Additionally, we are a mission and values based organization.
To find out more about JDC, please visit our website at www.sfbar.org/jdc
Starting salary is competitive with other nonprofits. JDC is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who can contribute to our diversity, including veterans and people with disabilities.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to: BASFjobs@sfbar.org or Human Resources, The Bar Association of San Francisco, 301 Battery Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Please reference “Legal Project Coordinator – Federal Pro Bono” in the subject heading. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis so candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.
No phone calls please. Due to the amount of resumes we receive each day, we will not be able to respond individually with the status of your application.