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Position overview: Supervising Attorney reports to the Legal Director. In coordinator with the Executive Director and Legal Director, the Supervising Attorney provides leadership and structure to the MLP Initiative to ensure that LCD achieves its annual Initiative objectives and oversees LCD’s General Intake. The Supervising Attorney leads, manages, and supports staff attorneys and support staff who provide direct client representation and MLP services. The Supervising Attorney is also responsible for keeping paralegals and attorneys aware of ongoing developments in statutes, regulations, government agencies, and social service resources related to LCD’s practice areas. In coordination with the Executive Director and Legal Director, the Supervising Attorney ensures that LCD has an active presence in ongoing policy and systemic work related to social determinants of health that are legal in nature and related to LCD’s mission. Additionally, the Supervising Attorney identifies areas in which LCD can expand or develop its reach within the MLP communities as well as potential new opportunities for collaboration.  

Detailed Responsibilities:

 Administrative:

·        Oversee MLP day-to-day operations at each MLP site, including referral forms and processes, provider trainings, and staffing;

·        Oversee General Intake and triage of potential clients;

·        Manage MLP data collection, including setting uniform data points, storage, outcome measures, and client authorizations;

·        Coordinate with staff attorneys across sites to share best MLP practices;

·        Participates in grant work to determine deliverables in LCD’s MLP work and develop benchmarks to meet deliverables;

·        With the Executive Director and Legal Director, establishes program benchmarks and recommends improvements; develops standards for reporting, accountability, and measuring success; and makes program development recommendations.


Legal Team Management:

·        Working in conjunction with the Housing Director, provides day-to-day leadership and oversight of the agency’s legal work and legal team members in relation to their casework;

·        Regularly disseminates information to the legal team regarding substantive and procedural developments in casework; Shares best practices;

·        Participates in regular case review with all attorneys to supervise non-housing related casework;

·        Coordinates with the Legal Director to assign cases to staff attorneys and jointly determine which non-housing cases LCD will take based on resources and attorney caseload;

·        Mentors and guides staff attorneys in case development and representation; Supervises attorneys in court;  

·        Supervises paralegal(s) and/or support staff regarding casework and connection of clients to social services;

·        Oversees orientation and training of new team members.


Direct Service:

·        Engages in legal work on behalf of clients and maintains a personal case load;


Community Involvement and Systemic Advocacy:

·        Participates in annual development and oversight of LCD’s case and policy priorities;

·        Oversees LCD attendance at relevant Philadelphia Bar Committee monthly meetings and task force group meetings;

·        Attend regional MLP cohort meetings;

·        Submit abstracts to regional and national conferences regarding the MLP model and LCD’s MLP Initiative;

·        In coordination with Executive Director and Legal Director, identify systemic legal issues and/or common legal concerns to target areas for policy advocacy and impact litigation on city, state, and federal level;

·        In coordination with the Executive Director and Legal Director, serves as LCD’s representative to outside agencies and the court regarding legal issues and/or common legal concerns.


Qualifications:

·        JD from an accredited law school;

·        Active Pennsylvania law license;

·        Minimum of 3-5 years legal experience, including significant civil litigation experience, with at least 2 years’ experience mentoring or supervising junior attorneys;

·        Prior experience working in a pro bono legal services organization;

·        Experience working with an MLP and a demonstrated understanding of social determinants of health and the intersection of law and health;

·        Demonstrated experience developing working relationships across legal, healthcare, and social services sectors;

·        Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and develop a creative approach to working with limited resources;

·        Strong interpersonal skills;

·        Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication within teams and participate effectively as a member in teams;

·        Strong time management and organizational skills;

·        Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills;

·        Sound professional judgment.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

The Supervising Attorney must be flexible and adaptable. The job requires travel to legal proceedings, client home visits, community meetings, travel between the MLP site and main office, and other locations.


LCD is a Pennsylvania not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing free legal services to low-income persons with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. Legal Clinic for the Disabled is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. LCD does not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, genetics, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, LCD complies with all applicable state and local laws, governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Position overview: Supervising Attorney reports to the Legal Director. In coordinator with the Executive Director and Legal Director, the Supervising Attorney provides leadership and structure to the MLP Initiative to ensure that LCD…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
  • Nível profissional
    Gerencial

Localização

Presencial
1513 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, United States

Como se inscrever

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to aromney@lcdphila.org with the subject line "supervising attorney applicant." Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to aromney@lcdphila.org with the subject line "supervising attorney applicant." Applications…

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