MANAGING ATTORNEY - SELF HELP CENTERS & SANTA MONICA OFFICE

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Job location
1640 5th Stree, Suite 124
Santa Monica, CA 90401
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Street address: 
1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd.
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90019
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

• Supervise attorneys and other staff members in the four Self-Help centers and manage the Santa Monica office;
• Works with the Self-Help coordinator to ensure self-help centers are running efficiently;
• Maintain an active caseload to the extent possible;
• Review all retained cases on a regular basis;
• 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;
• Assure the smooth operation of the office;
• Cooperate with other Managing Attorneys to meet the overall goals of the Foundation;
• Liaise with the City of Santa Monica, client community and community organizations;
• Implement LAFLA’s Performance Standards;
• Serve as a part of the LAFLA management team to develop/improve litigant-friendly delivery systems; effective partnerships with public officials, services providers, and the private bar;
• Coordinate intake and service delivery methods with Self Help partners, and court administrative staff;
• 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; 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

Requirements: 

• Active membership in the California State Bar;
• Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the practice of 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 applicable law and community legal needs;
• 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;
• Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision;
• Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;
• Previous experience working on grants preferred;
• 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 multi-task;
• Ability to work cooperatively with staff effectively at all levels of the Foundation; and
• Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a resume to Diane Talamantez, Human Resources, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1102 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019; [email protected]; (323)801-7945 via fax.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Competitive salary based on experience, excellent benefits
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016