Pro Bono Assistant

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Job location
616 Helena Ave, Ste 100
Helena, MT 59601
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Montana Legal Services Association
Street address: 
616 Helena Ave, Ste 100
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Pro Bono Assistant will expand pro bono services for low-income people across Montana. Specifically, the Pro Bono Assistant will coordinate pro bono referrals, follow up on pro bono cases after referral, and provide support to pro bono programs as assigned. The Pro Bono Assistant will also support the implementation of the Montana Pro Bono Emeritus Program by working with the Pro Bono Coordinator on expansion, implementation, and outreach efforts.

Specific Duties

• Work with Pro Bono Coordinator to manage MLSA’s statewide pro bono program.
• Work with Pro Bono Coordinator to recruit and support pro bono volunteers across the state.
• Develop materials for the recruitment of volunteers.
• Assist in the coordination of training for pro bono volunteers.
• Communicate as needed with clients and attorneys regarding the status of referrals and cases, in conjunction with pro bono coordinator’s communications.
• Work with Pro Bono Program Coordinator to develop and implement Montana Pro Bono Emeritus Program initiatives and projects to expand the spectrum of opportunities available to pro bono emeritus attorneys and volunteers, and the services available to low-income people across the state.
• Work with AmeriCorps member to remotely support emeritus volunteers.
• Perform other pro bono-related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
• Experience that provides an understanding of the legal needs and challenges arising out of poverty.
• Experience with volunteers or volunteering.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment with multiple timelines.
• Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple activities and tasks.
• Knowledge and proficiency in utilizing computer software such as MS Excel, MS Word/Works, computer-based research, internet-based project management programs, etc.
• Ability to use technologies to communicate with colleagues and volunteers in rural and remote locations.
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially as a team member within a decentralized statewide law firm.
• Self-motivated and dependable.
• Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to work as a team to manage projects
• Ability to travel, occasionally overnight
• A commitment to providing high quality legal assistance to people living in poverty
• Willingness to learn and further develop technology skills and abilities
• Ability to interface well with the public

To apply: 

To Apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to [email protected].

Submission Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin on September 26, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled. The preferred start date for this position is October 1, 2018.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$30,000 and up, DOE. MLSA offers an attractive benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement and educational loan repayment assistance.
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018