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Supervising Attorney- Client Intake Workgroup

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Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!


The Organization: LAFLA is a nonprofit law firm that protects and advances the rights of the most underserved—leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system. With more than 90 years of service, LAFLA is the first and most experienced legal aid organization in Greater Los Angeles. LAFLA has more than 170 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, who provide free services and resources on a broad range of civil legal issues that impact healthy, safety, and self-sufficiency. Every year, LAFLA helps more than 100,000 people find their voice, regain control of their lives, and build a brighter future. Our unique combination of neighborhood offices, self-help centers at courthouses, and domestic violence clinics puts LAFLA on the frontlines in communities at the forefront of change. LAFLA also engages in impact litigation to help enact long-term systemic change—actively collaborating with a network of public and private partners to expand access to justice, identify needs in the communities we serve, and change laws and policies that adversely affect the underserved. For more information, please visit www.lafla.org

 

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervising Attorney.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:


·        Active membership in the California State Bar;

·        Demonstrated knowledge of poverty law (across substantive areas) and community legal needs;

·        Demonstrated ability to prioritize and triage client issues and needs;

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

·        Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail;

·        Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt quickly to changes in daily priorities;

·        Knowledge of principles of administration and supervision;

·        Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;

·        Knowledge of, and comfort with, intake systems and technology;

·        Prior experience supervising and/or mentoring staff/volunteers;

·        Ability to work cooperatively with staff effectively at all levels;

·        Ability to travel to LAFLA’s five offices;

·        Willingness to work beyond a minimum 7.0 hour workday, including evening and weekend meetings and events, and work weeks in excess of 35 hours when caseload or other obligations so necessitate; and

·        Bilingual in Spanish preferred.



EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:


·        Supervise reception staff under the direction of the Managing Attorney;

·        Manage reception coverage in all LAFLA offices;

·        Respond to urgent issues involving walk-ins;

·        Oversee high-volume Call Center operation;

·        Communicate with workgroups to update eligibility and referral information and resources;

·        Work closely with Managing Attorney to develop foundation-wide systems;

·        Coordinate reception support with Support Services Manager;

·        Collaborate with Pro Bono to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for intake and clinics;

·        Implement LAFLA’s Performance Standards and draft staff evaluations; and

·        Ensure that legal services provided are consistent with LAFLA’s priorities, policies and procedures, and that they maximize office resources to provide the highest quality client service.

 

 


Are you interested in joining an organization dedicated to increasing access to justice while addressing systemic inequities among the most vulnerable members of the Greater Los Angeles area? If yes, LAFLA is the place for you!


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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 16, 2021

Benefits


BENEFITS AND COMPENSATIONLAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits package for full-time employees including medical, dental, and vision for employees and dependents, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance, and 403(b) retirement plan. Employees may also qualify for bilingual supplements, law student loan reimbursements, and a cell phone stipend. 


BENEFITS AND COMPENSATIONLAFLA offers a diverse environment with competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries. We also offer a generous benefits…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles, CA, CA
Associated Location
1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA, CA 90017, United States

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Supervising Attorney-Client Intake” in the subject line.

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to jobs@lafla.org. Include “Supervising Attorney-Client Intake” in the subject line.

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