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Manager, Legal Hand

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Center for Court Innovation


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Published 14 days ago

Salary range starts at $50,000 and is commensurate with experience.

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and internationally. The Center creates operating projects that have been documented to reduce the use of jail and prison, assist victims of crime, and strengthen communities.

Legal Hand, operated by the Center for Court Innovation, is a network of storefront centers that train community volunteers to provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals to people with civil legal problems. The program seeks to solve issues in areas like housing, public benefits, employment, family law, and immigration before they become emergencies that must be litigated in court. Currently, Legal Hand operates in Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens.

The Legal Hand project is seeking a Manager for the Bronx location of Legal Hand. Reporting to the Director of Legal Hand, the Manager will oversee the volunteer recruitment, site administration, and outreach to community partners to build a strong network for reaching clients and providing services. The Manager must also be able to create a warm and welcoming environment for volunteers and visitors to the site. See below for a more detailed list of responsibilities and qualifications.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recruit volunteers to participate in the Legal Hand program every six months;
  • Organize volunteer schedules and staffing;
  • Supervise volunteers as they provide guidance, offer information, and assist clients, including some evening and weekend hours;
  • Conduct outreach on an ongoing basis for new volunteers and clients;
  • Attend local community board meetings and events held by local elected officials;
  • Screen cases that are referred to attorney for legal advice;
  • Coordinate with attorneys on organizing community clinics and workshops, and establishing policy and procedures for legal referrals;
  • Support and supervise ongoing volunteer training and appreciation events;
  • Maintain policy and procedure for data collection, recording and reporting.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years experience in a related area. Excellent written skills are a must. Candidate must be skilled communicator, able to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and maintain strong relationships with multiple agencies and organizations both onsite and in the community.

Position Type: Full-time, evening and weekend hours required.

The Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit organization that works to create a more effective and humane justice system by performing original research and helping launch reforms by guiding justice innovators, nationally and…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous employer match.

Excellent benefits package including comprehensive health, dental and life insurance, four weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, TransitChek, Flexible Spending Account plans for…

Location

On-site
The Bronx, NY

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