Managing Attorney

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Job location
4550 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
CrescentCare Legal Services
Street address: 
Main office: 2601 Tulane Avenue, Suite 500
New Orleans
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

CrescentCare Legal Services (formerly AIDSLaw of Louisiana), a division of CrescentCare, seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney who is innovative and has a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to manage its Baton Rouge office. This position involves an opportunity to lead the way for strategic advocacy, including impact litigation aimed at broad change to benefit persons living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable populations, including women and children and LGBTQ. The position also includes oversight of the design and implementation of a strategic plan for outreach to and in collaboration with community groups and providers serving low-income vulnerable populations in the area.

The primary duties of the managing attorney will be to oversee the office’s litigation and other advocacy, to plan and implement outreach to and collaboration with members of the low-income community and community groups, and to foster supportive relationships with the local bar. The managing attorney will also handle his/her own caseload proportionate to management and administrative duties, including supervision of support staff and staff attorney and grant monitoring/compliance.


• JD from an accredited law school.
• Current license to practice law in Louisiana (or with immediate reciprocity).
• A minimum of 5 years relevant legal experience, including 1-3 years of supervisory experience.

• demonstrated commitment to public interest law, serving the indigent, or other relevant legal experience, including progressive litigation experience;
• proven management and leadership skills,
• excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• excellent interpersonal skills;
• the ability to think and plan strategically and to demonstrate and promote a positive work ethic and work environment;
• trial and advocacy skills;
• excellent skills in mentoring and training;
• the ability to develop and implement projects;
• a readiness to have a flexible work schedule.
• Necessary technical skills to use electronic case management software, incident reporting system, email, and other information systems.

To apply: 

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, age, gender identification, pregnancy, marital or familial status, gender or sexual orientation, veteran or military status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, October 6, 2017