Supervising Attorney - Intake/VLP

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Job location
1223 West 6th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Street address: 
1223 West 6th St.
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland seeks a Supervising Attorney for its Volunteer Lawyers Program and Intake Practice Group (VLP-I Practice Group).

The VLP-I Practice Group each year screens 15,000 applicants for eligibility, provides advice and brief service to 5,000 clients, and recruits and supports more than 2,000 volunteer lawyers who serve 1,500 clients through advice clinics, special projects and individual case placement.

The Supervising Attorney supervises 7 intake specialists, identifies trends in need and gaps in service, develops ways to leverage technology to serve clients and support volunteers. The Supervising Attorney provides counselling, advice and brief service to clients in a wide range of substantive issues, recruits and supports volunteer attorneys, develops and implements programs and materials to serve clients. The Supervising Attorney reports to the VLP Managing Attorney.

Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm whose mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions. Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid in the United States. Legal Aid’s 70 staff (including 40 attorneys) and more than 2,000 volunteer lawyers use the power of the law to improve safety and health, shelter, and economic stability for low income clients. For more, visit:



The Successful Candidate will:

  • Be committed to Legal Aid’s mission.
  • Hold a JD and be licensed to practice law in Ohio or eligible to waive in.
  • Have experience in legal services or a nonprofit environment (strongly preferred).
  • Working knowledge of state and federal law related to Legal Aid’s clients.
  • Exhibit outstanding interpersonal and comunication skills (oral and written).
  • Have excellent research, writing and advocacy skills.
  • Have strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Have excellent technology skills, including MS Office, databases, and document assembly.
  • Have excellent team- and partnership-building skills.
  • Be organized, able to plan and problem-solve, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
  • Have supervisory experience.
  • Be able to travel and to regularly work evenings, weekends and early morning hours, as scheduled.
To apply: 

Send a cover letter, résumé and writing sample to: [email protected] with “Supervising Attorney” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted through March 11.

Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of age, race, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
Salary range: 
Compensation & Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Legal Aid offers an exceptional benefits package including healthcare, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plan with up to 13% employer contribution, and much more.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 11, 2016