Directing Attorney

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3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13FL
Los Angeles, CA 90010
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Bet Tzedek
Street address: 
3250 Wilshire Blvd, 13 FL
City: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California
ZIP: 
90010
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

CLASSIFICATION: Management (Non-Union)
SALARY: DOE/DOQ
DEPARTMENT: Legal
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: VP-Legal
APPLICATION DEADLINE: UNTIL FILLED

We seek an enthusiastic, collaborative, and dedicated advocate to join our Legal Department. Directing Attorneys at Bet Tzedek supervise legal staff on a broad range of practice areas, including guardianship, SIJS, elder abuse, conservatorships, healthcare directives & powers of attorney, Holocaust reparations claims, Supplemental Security Income appeals, and In-Home Supportive Services benefits. We seek a candidate with expertise in one or more of these areas and will adjust a successful candidate’s portfolio of supervised practice areas to reflect their qualifications.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Supervise intake and client representation by staff attorneys and litigation support staff, including reviewing and evaluating legal work, conducting case reviews, and making case assignments
• Supervise public education and training by staff
• Work closely with law firm and in-house pro bono counsel to place and coordinate volunteer opportunities and to craft litigation and policy projects
• Work closely with CEO, VP-Legal, fellow Directing Attorneys and staff attorneys to identify appropriate litigation opportunities and policy objectives
• As a member of the Leadership Team, participate in program management including the hiring and evaluation of legal staff and the management of Bet Tzedek’s legal services
• Represent Bet Tzedek on local and statewide bar and other legal committees, as appropriate
• Work closely with CEO, VP-Legal, and Development and Communications staff to identify, pursue and fulfill funding opportunities and reporting responsibilities

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of five years related legal work and CA active bar license in good standing.
• Relevant subject mastery in elder justice fields a plus.
• Experience in direct legal services preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to Bet Tzedek’s mission of equal justice for all required.

PERSONAL SKILLS:
• Effective written and oral communication as a client advocate and professional colleague.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Spanish language skills preferred but not essential.

To apply: 

HOW TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected]. Subject line: “DIRECTING ATTORNEY.”

Bet Tzedek Legal Services hires staff without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. We seek employees who reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our client communities.

Notes: 
Bet Tzedek Legal Services hires staff without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. We seek employees who reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our client communities.
Salary range: 
DOE/DOQ
Expiration date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017