Advocacy Director

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Job location
104 E. 7th Street
Covington, KY 41011
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass
Street address: 
104 E. 7th Street
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) seeks an Advocacy Director to direct the litigation and advocacy work at this Covington, KY-based non-profit with a 50-year history of making a positive impact in Kentucky. The Advocacy Director works closely with other Leadership Team members to lead the organization and ensures the delivery of the highest quality legal services to clients, meets client needs through a thoughtful, affirmative, aggressive, and client-centered advocacy program, and develops, initiates and shapes major advocacy activities, including litigation and administrative advocacy.

Responsibilities include:
• Monitoring and coordinating LABG civil litigation and advocacy efforts
• Implementing and improving litigation management systems
• Facilitating litigation education, training and technical assistance to program staff, and mentoring staff attorneys and advocates
• Working with unit leaders in evaluating advocacy staff work, conducting case reviews, and reviewing advocate caseloads
• Participating in identification, development, implementation and co-counseling of impact litigation cases


Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:
• 10+ years of legal practice experience, including supervision of staff
• A work history as a highly skilled and effective lawyer, including experience as lead counsel in complex state litigation; additional experience as lead counsel in complex federal litigation preferred
• Barred in Kentucky, or eligible for timely admission to practice
• Knowledge of poverty law and Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations
• Experience leading an advocacy effort other than litigation
• Experience in the operation of a Legal Services program and effective use of its resources for provision of legal assistance to low-income clients preferred

To apply: 

VonLehman & Company, which has been retained to conduct the Advocacy Director search, is a forward-thinking CPA and advisory firm that is grounded in reality but focused on the future. Our dual perspective guides not-for-profits, governmental entities, and closely held businesses through the rough terrain of an ever-changing landscape. VonLehman goes beyond accounting, tax and auditing services to offer strategic business advice. We specialize in industries that drive the regional economy - including not-for-profit, manufacturing & distribution, construction & real estate development, retail, professional services, healthcare & healthcare reimbursement, and government. VonLehman, which was founded in 1946, has offices in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

Qualified Candidates should send resume to Deirdre Bird at [email protected]

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and encourages professional development.
Salary range: 
Depends on Experience