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Director of Legal Support and Strategy

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Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC)


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Published 10 days ago

March 1, 2021

Do you have a strong background in Law and a passion for social justice and helping underserved

communities? Are you interested in making an impact at a fast paced, recognized 501(c)(3)

public interest law firm that provides pro bono services to victims of human and civil rights

violations? If your answer is yes, please read on.

We are looking for a Director of Legal Support and Strategy to join our Leadership Team and help

move our organization forward through strategic program planning, program management, and

legal casework. Our ideal candidate is someone who has the technical background in

Immigration Law and experience leading and collaborating with a team. We seek someone who

is passionate about serving indigent communities, strengthening community engagement, and

expanding our legal services and programs to their full potential.

Keep Reading If You Are:

A Strategic Thought Leader who knows how to create, design, and implement strategic programs

and communication plans in close partnership with team members and leadership team, being

attentive to priorities, projects and people.

A Charismatic Relationship Builder who is a natural at developing and fostering relationships and

building collaboration. You are personable, friendly, calm, and patient. You have true passion

and empathy for clients.

An Excellent Communicator who successfully navigates relationships with internal and external

stakeholders, facilitating and building consensus. Your strong communication and writing skills

establishes open channels of communication and consistently engage peers, clients, and

colleagues.

Extremely Detail-Oriented with the ability to focus on big picture and minor details for extended

periods of time and identify discrepancies in case reports, program plans, and strategic

communication pieces.

An Energetic Multi-Tasker who has the ability to effectively prioritize, organize resources, and

manage multiple tasks, be flexible, and meet deadlines with a high level of quality and creativity.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Within the first 30-60 days and ongoing:

 Learns Casa Cornelia’s processes, procedures, programs, legal services, law practices,

and responsibilities.

 Meets and builds rapport with the Pro Bono Program Managing Attorney, Volunteer

Interpreter and Translator Program/ Information Systems Manager, Support Services

Coordinator, and the Communications Coordinator.

 Becomes familiar with Casa Cornelia’s Electronic Case Management System and learns

how to document important information and data for cases, projects, audits, and reports.

Within the first 3-6 months and ongoing:

 Oversees the Pro Bono Program, Internship Program, Volunteer and Translator Program,

and Client Support and Communication Team. Provides daily and on-going support,

direction, and collaborates with team members and volunteers on various projects.

 Partners with Executive Director to develop strategic program plans with identified

timelines, budgets, and stakeholders; and begins implementing program improvements

where needed.

 Is involved in at least 1-2 legal cases, providing direct representation and assistance for

clients within Litigation, Children, or Victim of Crime programs.

 Meets with Leadership Team weekly and shares program audits and reports with impactful

data. Details what is working well and any inefficiencies and presents plans for

improvement. Provides input and ideas for other recommendations for program and

process improvements.

Within 12 months and ongoing:

 Open and clear channels of communication have been established, allowing for

everyone’s voice and opinions to be heard, inspiring innovation and organizational

improvement.

 Performance reviews are conducted annually for all team members, acknowledging

team members accomplishments, areas of development and thoughtful plans created.

 Community engagement is encouraged and human rights awareness consistently being

promoted through all strategic communication platforms.

 Has directly participated in 5-10 cases, assisting with the preparation of casework and

representation of clients.

 Has overseen, participated in, and contributed to the success of at least 5-8 grant

proposals and 3-5 communications pieces.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:

 Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from an ABA accredited law school required

 License to practice law in a state or jurisdiction of the United States and being in good

standing with the relevant licensing authority required; CA Bar license strongly preferred

 5+ years practicing law, ideally in immigration, and 3+ years supervising and coaching

legal staff and mid-level managers required

 A Master of Social Work degree from an accredited university with history of legal or social

services program development preferred

 Working experience with a case management system as well as G-Suite and Microsoft

Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required

 Fluency in a foreign language regularly spoken by the firm’s clients preferred (Spanish,

French and/or Arabic)

 Proven ability to interface and work with a Board of Directors and supporting development

operations for a not-for-profit required

 Demonstrated scholastic aptitude or history of publication preferred 

Do you have a strong background in Law and a passion for social justice and helping underserved

communities? Are you interested in making an impact at a fast paced, recognized 501(c)(3)

public interest law firm that provides pro bono services to…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • J.D. Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. Additionally, the candidate will qualify for paid and sick time off, twelve paid holidays, retirement plan, bar dues, trainings, and a rewarding and professional work environment.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. Additionally, the candidate will qualify for paid and sick time off, twelve paid holidays…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Diego, CA

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