Position Announcement #1703
Managing Attorney – Family Law
Community Legal Aid is a private non-profit law firm which works to bridge the gap between poverty and justice for those in need. Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low-income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio, concentrating its efforts on legal work that makes a difference in the lives of those it serves.
Duties will include the management ef the organization’s family law efforts including, dynamically leading our Family Law Team to achieve great outcomes for individual clients and to bring about systemic change in our communities; developing community education materials and presenting in the community; building and maintaining community relations grant writing; grants management; and individual case work. The Managing Attorney will supervise staff, work closely with other management team members to coordinate client services, assist the Advocacy Director and Executive Directer in oversight and Quality Assurance systems, and maintain effective relations with private bar and various community organizations and funding sources. The Managing Attorney is expected to handle an active caseload. Performs other duties as required. The Managing Attorney will be stationed in our Akron, Canton, Warren or Youngstown office, to be determined in collaboration with the successful candidate.
The successful candidate will be an individual with a proven professional commitment to legal services to the poor, a professional attitude, excellent persuasive abilities, excellent legal writing skills, good interpersonal skills and appropriate use of diplomacy and tact. The Managing Attorney must have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated and creative. Prior supervisory experience will be valuable. A broad range of general civil litigation experience is extremely desirable. The ability to work effectively with community groups is essential. A minimum ef five years of legal experience is required. Must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable but not necessary.
Reports To: Executive Director
Salary: Depends on experience. Excellent working environment and benefits package.
Deadline: Open until filled
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to [email protected] and write Position #1703 in the email subject line. Only email submissions will be accepted.
CLAS is an equal opportunity employer.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.