Pro Bono Project Attorney
Northeast Ohio, OH
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

Pro Bono Project Attorney (VLSP Staff Attorney) The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) improves access to justice both through maintenance of existing private attorney involvement efforts and aggressive development of innovative programs providing high quality legal assistance to clients who would otherwise remain un-represented.
Job Description:
  • The Pro Bono Project Attorney will improve access to justice both through expansion of private attorney involvement efforts (recruitment,      retention, and recognition of private attorneys), assisting in the provision of high-quality pro bono legal service, and aggressive development of innovative programs providing high quality legal assistance to clients who would otherwise remain un-represented.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Requirements

 

The Pro Bono Project Attorney should be an individual who has a professional attitude, possesses excellent persuasive abilities, has good interpersonal skills, and uses diplomacy and tact.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated and creative. 

  • The Pro Bono Project Attorney must be a visionary, while at the same time possessing the organizational skills to pull together detailed projects.
  • The Pro Bono Project Attorney will need to work with bar associations, professional organizations, and other social service agencies.  It is necessary for the Pro Bono Project Attorney to meet regularly with private attorneys, law firms, and other community partners, as well as being actively engaged in local and statewide bar association activities and pro bono initiatives.
  • The Pro Bono Project Attorney will evaluate cases, prepare cases for referral, support and recruit volunteers, and provide litigation and client support. The VLSP Attorney should have significant poverty law experience. A broad range of general civil experience is extremely desirable. The VLSP Attorney will work directly with all pro bono initiatives, including but not limited to the Pro Bono Bankruptcy Program, the clinic program, the Reduced Fee Divorce Program, and other programs/initiatives that arise.
  • The Pro Bono Project Attorney needs to be available on a daily basis to provide guidance and assistance to volunteers and VLSP staff.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are a must.  Public speaking and training of pro bono attorneys is required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable.

Salary: $53,000 D.O.E. Excellent working conditions plus generous benefits package. 


Salary Description
$53,000 per year