The Managing Attorney will lead several projects focused on special populations including Veterans Project - holistic legal services to veterans and their families; Advancing Returning Citizens (ARC) Project - legal services for reentering citizens primarily focused on removing barriers to employment; and Immigrants and Refugees Project, - holistic legal services to immigrants and refugees as they enrich our culture and economy.
The Managing Attorney will develop project goals and plans in collaboration with Practice Groups and organizational leaders; adapt and achieve project goals through leadership and supervision of staff assigned to the projects; coordinate client services with other management team members; actively participate in Practice Groups; actively participate in organizational efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of client services and operations; lead efforts to develop and maintain effective relationships with the private bar, community organizations, other legal aid organizations, public officials, media, and funders; and perform other duties as required.
The Managing Attorney may be asked to lead different projects in the future as the needs of the organization and community change.
The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to legal services to the poor, a commitment to professionalism, excellent persuasive abilities, excellent legal writing skills, and good interpersonal skills. A broad range of general civil practice experience is extremely desirable.
The Managing Attorney must have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated, and creative. Prior supervisory experience will be valuable. The ability to work effectively with community groups is essential.
A minimum of five years of legal experience is preferred. Must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is highly desirable but not necessary.