POSITION: Supervising Attorney – Supporting Families Workgroup
SALARY: DOE with excellent benefits
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Continuous until position is filled.
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the frontline law firm for low-income people in Los Angeles and is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervising Attorney. LAFLA seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. We change lives through direct representation, systems change, and community education.
The Organization: LAFLA (www.LAFLA.org) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people in civil legal matters by providing direct legal representation and other legal assistance for low-income people across the Greater Los Angeles region. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA has over 100 employees with over 70 attorneys. LAFLA operates five neighborhood offices and several off-site locations. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org
- Active membership in the California State Bar;
- Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the practice of family law, including broad experience in lawyering skills, including client interviewing, legal research, writing, drafting, negotiation, law and motion and discovery techniques, and trial and appellate work;
- Demonstrated knowledge of family law and community legal needs;
- Commitment and sensitivity to serving the needs of domestic violence survivors;
- Willingness to assume responsibility quickly;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;
- Demonstrated ability to handle direct service cases and impact cases of a complex nature;
- Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;
- Ability to track, maintain and report statistics to funders;
- Ability to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks commonly in excess of 35 hours;
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff at all levels of the Foundation;
- Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population;
- Past experience supervising and mentoring attorneys; and
- Familiarity with immigration law preferred.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Supervise attorneys and other staff under the direction of the Managing Attorney;
- Oversee domestic violence clinics;
- Work closely with the Managing Attorney of the workgroup;
- Maintain an active caseload to the extent possible;
- Collaborate with pro bono attorneys and develop related family law materials;
- Review retained cases on a regular basis;
- Identify and pursue policy-related remedies for victims of domestic violence in the family law arena;
- In conjunction with the Development department participates in resource development, including management of grants, as necessary, identifying and pursuing grants and other funding;
- Supervise the maintenance of proper case files and time records;
- Implement LAFLA’s Performance Standards and draft staff evaluations;
- Coordinate service delivery with court administrative staff and Judicial Officers;
- Encourage advocacy staff to develop specialized knowledge in more than one substantive area of poverty law and to act as a resource for other staff;
- Attend various community partner meetings; and
- Ensure that legal services provided are consistent with LAFLA’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client service.
HOW TO APPLY -Please submit a cover letter and resume online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Supervising Attorney-Supporting Families Workgroup” in the subject line.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD – A one-year probationary period will be required.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.