Managing Attorney - Kona, Hawaii

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $53,842
Maximum: $70,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, a non-profit law firm, endeavors to provide civil legal services throughout the State of Hawaii to those most in need. Our mission is to address critical legal needs through high quality legal advocacy, outreach and education in the pursuit of fairness and justice. Our team of dedicated advocates come to work every day with a purposeful desire to help and serve our community.


Our organization embraces work life balance by offering our team a structured work week designed to achieve work excellence and ample time off to recharge, refresh and pursue individual passions. We offer an extremely generous benefits package which includes 21 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave and 14 holidays a year. We are also proud to be the industry leader in offering 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave for qualified employees. 

If working in a meaningful and rewarding environment is what you’re searching for, and if you have been desiring work life balance, please review the position requirements below:


Position: Managing Attorney for its Kona office. Responsibilities include the practice of law and supervision of attorney and paralegal staff who provide assistance to clients in West Hawai‘i in the areas of family law, housing, consumer protection, and public assistance as well as project management and oversight on federal, state and foundation grants. The Managing Attorney will also participate in community engagement, outreach and education, statewide initiatives, ensuring administrative compliance, and participation in overall program management as a member of the statewide management team. 

- Applicable experience in public interest law strongly preferred

- Member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Hawaii.

- Demonstrable commitment to social justice or experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income population, or issues affecting low-income populations required.

- Supervisory and/or management experience required.

- At least five (5) years of litigation experience and at least three (3) years of practice in family law, strongly preferred.

- Project management or experience implementing grants preferred.

- Able to work collaboratively and maintain good working relationships in small office. 

- Culturally sensitive and able to work well with diverse, low-income populations.

- Able to manage a busy litigation practice, meet deadlines, and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail.

- Able to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner.

- Must have access to a car and ability to travel to various parts of Hawai‘i Island.


  • medical and dental coverage
  • 21 days of vacation
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • 14 holidays a year. 
  • 21 days fully paid bar exam leave
  • Long Term Care
  • Long Term Disability
  • Bar Exam Fee reimbursement
  • Loan Repayment Assistance Program
  • Hawaii State Bar Annual Dues and Section Membership
  • Professional Development
  • We are also proud to be the industry leader in offering 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave for qualified employees. 

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required