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POSITION:                                        MANAGING ATTORNEY – Family Law

LOCATION:                                      TBD*

SALARY:                                           Starting at $107,000/DOE with excellent benefits

AVAILABILITY:                                Immediately

APPLICATION DEADLINE:            Continuous until position is filled

 

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 and our flexible hybrid work environment 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 180 employees, including more than 90 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

 

The Family Law Workgroup assists survivors of domestic violence with restraining order cases and other family law relief in connection with divorce, paternity, and custody and support matters. Assistance is provided through court-based domestic violence clinics, a domestic violence hotline, and a virtual family law clinic.

 

LAFLA is currently accepting applications for the position of Managing Attorney of the Family Law Workgroup.


QUALIFICATIONS

·        Active membership in the California State Bar;

·        Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the practice of law, including broad experience in lawyering skills, including client interviewing, legal research, writing, drafting, negotiation, law and motion and discovery techniques, and trial and appellate work;

·        Demonstrated knowledge of family law and community legal needs;

·        Commitment and sensitivity to serving the needs of domestic violence survivors;

·        Willingness to assume responsibility quickly;

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

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

·        Previous experience in a legal services program preferred;


·        Demonstrated ability to supervise the legal work of others engaged in direct services, policy advocacy, transactional work, and/or litigation;

·        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 as needed;

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

·        Past experience mentoring attorneys, paralegals and/or law clerks;

·        Ability to work as part of a management team;

·        Commitment to promoting anti-racism;

·        Experience managing and implementing grants and preparing grant reports preferred; and

·        Good people skills and the ability to maintain positive relations with a diverse population.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

·        Responsible for the oversight and administration of approximately seven staff members within the

Family Law Workgroup;

·        Oversee the Toll and Long Beach courthouse domestic violence clinics;

·        Lead the Family Law Coalition and represent LAFLA at community partner meetings;

·        Identify and pursue policy-related remedies for victims of domestic violence in the family law arena;

·        Work with the Director of Community and Economic Justice to ensure the Foundation’s mission is being fulfilled and reflected in the workgroup’s annual work plan;

·        Work with the Director of Racial Justice and Equity to address racial justice issues and systemic barriers faced by survivors;

·        Conduct annual performance evaluations of all workgroup staff and implement performance standards for the same;

·        In conjunction with the development and finance departments, ensure grant compliance, compile grant reports, respond to grant audits, and maximize satisfaction of grant deliverables for the CalWORKs grant and other grants funding the Family Law Workgroup;

·        Participate in resource development, including identifying and pursuing grants and other funding opportunities;

·        Ensure regulatory compliance on cases reported to funders;

·        Work with other Managing Attorneys to meet the overall goals of the Foundation;

·        Secure training opportunities for workgroup staff in relevant substantive legal areas; and

·        Conduct case review meetings to 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.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA 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.

 

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to flwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Managing Attorney-Family Law Workgroup” in the subject line.

 

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD - A one-year introductory period will be required.

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, marital or registered domestic partners status, or any other legally protected status.

 

NOTE: LAFLA requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with the exception of staff who are entitled to a reasonable accommodation due to a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief under the law. You will be required to submit proof that yo

POSITION:                                        MANAGING ATTORNEY – Family Law

LOCATION:                                      TBD*

SALARY:                                           Starting at $107,000/DOE with excellent benefits

AVAILABILITY:                                Immediately

APPLICATION DEADLINE:            Continuous until position is filled

 

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required
Salary
At least USD $107,000
/ year
DOE with excellent benefits

Benefits

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION – LAFLA 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 COMPENSATION – LAFLA 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
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to flwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Managing Attorney-Family Law Workgroup” in the subject line.

HOW TO APPLY - Please submit a cover letter and resume online to flwgjobs@lafla.org. Include “Managing Attorney-Family Law Workgroup” in the subject line.

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