Supervising Attorney

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152 North Third Street
Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95112
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Street address: 
152 North Third Street, Third Floor
San Jose
Job type: 
Position Description: 

The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley advances the rights of under-represented individuals and families in our diverse community through legal services, strategic advocacy, and educational outreach. Now with over 90 employees, the Law Foundation is the largest provider of free legal services in the South Bay. Located in downtown San Jose, the Law Foundation is a dynamic and interesting place to work. We pride ourselves on fostering a work environment that is motivating, collaborative and fun, with plenty of opportunities for professional growth. We are working towards a race-conscious legal services practice.

The Dependency Unit Supervising Attorney is a full-time position reporting to LACY’s Directing Attorney. The role of the Supervising Attorney is to work closely with the Directing Attorney and other members of the LACY management team to oversee the work of staff, maintain and grow funding resources, and manage the administrative aspects of the program.

This position will also require participation in LACY’s regular team meetings, staff meetings, and program development activities including assisting the LACY Directing Attorney and other supervisors.

• Supervision of staff and casework;
• Direct representation of a small number of clients, as necessary and appropriate;
• Case and courtroom coverage, as dictated by staffing resources;
• Program development, oversight, and administration;
• Hiring, training, and development of LACY staff;
• Represent LACY on external system improvement committees
• Participation in Law Foundation meetings, events and assigned activities
• Provide leadership for LACY on external policy initiatives;
• Track policy and legal developments in the area of children’s rights;
• Oversee and participate in education and outreach to community regarding legal issues confronted by children and youth;
• Public relations with government contractors and the community;
• Oversee and manage contracts;
• Participate in fundraising activities including events and grant development.

Highly competitive nonprofit salary; excellent benefits including generous paid time-off, fully paid employee health insurance and 401(k). More information regarding the Law Foundation is available on our website:


• Five years of experience in public interest law or advocacy services, including at least three years as a juvenile dependency practitioner;
• Supervision experience preferred;
• Experience in project management;
• Skilled meeting facilitator;
• Fund development experience, including grant and report writing;
• Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams;
• Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with underrepresented communities, such as clients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and who speak other languages;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• California Bar Membership or ability to practice law in California;
• Access to reliable transportation.

To apply: 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Please submit the following via email to [email protected]: (1) a resume and (2) a cover letter that explains your interest and also addresses the question below.
In order to best serve our clients and our community, the Law Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to social justice, race equity and diversity among our staff?

The Law Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage people of color, women, people living with disabilities, older people, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to apply. It is the policy of the Law Foundation to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. The Law Foundation will conform to the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
Salary range: 
Competitive nonprofit management salary
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018