Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator

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Job location
104 Marietta Street NW
Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc
Street address: 
104 Marietta Street NW
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
Georgia
ZIP: 
30303
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Georgia Legal Services Program seeks an Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator who will have primary responsibility for building and maintaining a vibrant special projects pro bono program with large and medium-sized law firms and corporate counsel programs in Georgia.

The Coordinating Attorney will:
• Develop in consultation with law firm and corporate counsel attorneys pro bono signature projects that support the low-income communities served by GLSP;
• Locate and secure a range of pro bono options that will involve and satisfy the diverse interests and skills of large law firm and corporate counsel attorneys;
• Have primary responsibility for building and maintaining a vibrant pro bono signature projects program at GLSP and promoting the delivery of high-quality legal services by volunteer lawyers, law students, paralegals and other professionals in coordination with GLSP attorneys and staff;
• Coordinate substantive law and skills training for volunteer lawyers to support pro bono programming;
• Work closely with GLSP’s Executive Director and Pro Bono Director to align pro bono programming with other GLSP initiatives.

The Attorney Pro Bono Coordinator will be a member of GLSP’s Pro Bono Unit and report to GLSP’s Pro Bono Director.

Requirements: 

Qualifications:
GLSP seeks a candidate with prior large or medium-sized law firm or corporate counsel experience (minimum of three years preferred) and ability to practice law in Georgia and who:
• Demonstrates commitment to legal services for low-income people;
• Demonstrates understanding of private law firm and corporate pro bono culture;
• Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff or volunteers (preferably pro bono lawyers);
• Demonstrates the ability and knowledge to develop and manage projects with a broad range of stakeholders;
• Demonstrates an understanding of the intersection between pro bono work and development;
• Excellent planning, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills;
• Excellent team-building and team leadership skills;
• Ability to learn and follow GLSP's case management protocols and pro bono-related grant compliance and reporting requirements; and
• Ability and willingness to travel throughout GLSP's 154-county service area;

To apply: 

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits including an employer-financed partial loan repayment program. Please submit a statement of interest, resume and writing sample with your application [email protected]. No Phone calls please.

Notes: 
GLSP is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Georgia Legal Services Program not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition, national origin, disability, marital or other protected status. GLSP values a diverse work environment and strongly encourages women, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced poverty or homelessness to apply. GLSP invites all applicants to include in their cover letter a statement about how your unique background and/or experiences might contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and legal services practice.
Salary range: 
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications; GLSP offers excellent fringe benefits including an employer-financed partial student loan repayment program.
Submission deadline: 
Monday, September 30, 2019