Managing Attorney

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Job location
7863 Broadway Street
Suite 205
Merrillville, IN 46410
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
7863 Broadway Street, Suite 205
City: 
Merrillville
State: 
Indiana
ZIP: 
46410
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

This position offers an opportunity for someone committed to poverty law and equal access to justice. ILS is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance throughout Indiana to low income people in civil matters. The successful applicant will work in an environment that encourages all staff members to creatively seek ways of accomplishing our mission: to provide poor people with a wide variety of aggressive, quality legal services that will effectively help them to gain equal access to the courts; empower them to control their lives; and address the major causes and effects of poverty.

Organizational information: The Merrillville office provides a full range of free civil legal services to clients who qualify, pursuant to the ILS eligibility guidelines, in areas such as family, consumer, housing, health, income maintenance, prisoner re-entry, and employment. It serves clients who reside in a 4-county service area (Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper). ILS has 8 offices located throughout Indiana. ILS is funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the Indiana Civil Legal Aid Fund, United Ways, Area Agencies on Aging and approximately 20 other funding sources.

Responsibilities:
• Supervise 8 staff including 4 attorneys, including supervising legal work, holding staff meetings, administering performance reviews, distributing work, and fostering growth and development.
• Serve as a primary representative of ILS in the community.
• Develop partnerships and working relationship with organizations in the service area.
• Maintain a caseload.
• Work closely with ILS administration and other managing attorneys and foster collaboration with ILS staff across the state.
• Act as liaison between ILS administration and local staff.

Requirements: 

• Dedication to the mission of Indiana Legal Services.
• Leadership and supervision skills, including demonstrated leadership experience.
• Licensed to practice law in Indiana or able to become licensed by reciprocity or taking the next Indiana bar exam.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Negotiation skills and litigation skills.
• Ability to work as a team member.
• Minimum of 4 years legal experience; prefer practice experience in family law, consumer law, government benefits including TANF, Medicaid, NSAP, SSI and SSD, and landlord tenant defense.
• Second language preferred.
• Knowledge of poverty law preferred.

To apply: 

Please send a resume, list of 3 references with email addresses and telephone numbers, law school transcript and legal writing sample to Jon Laramore, Executive Director, Indiana Legal Services, Inc., 151 North Delaware Street, Suite 1850, Indianapolis, IN 46204, [email protected].

The position will remain open until filled. Preference may be given to early applicants.

Notes: 
Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer Minorities, women and persons with Spanish-speaking ability are urged to apply.
Salary range: 
Salary is commensurate with experience. ILS offers an excellent fringe benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, Rx), disability insurance, life insurance, a 401k plan, a flex benefit plan, and generous vacation and sick leave.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, October 31, 2016