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Pro Bono Coordinator Attorney

Company: Inland Counties Legal Services
Location: Riverside
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Inland Counties Legal Services seeks a Pro Bono Coordinator to join our Community Engagement Team in San Bernardino and Riverside. Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS provides services to seniors and those in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Levels of service include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. ICLS provides legal assistance in eight practice groups: Outreach, Consumer, Housing, Family Law, Immigration, Systemic/Impact, Health Law and Public Benefits. Visit our website at www.inlandlegal.org for more information.
Overview of Position
Work with Deputy Director of Community Engagement to oversee daily operations of pro bono program including the recruitment, retention, and mentorship of volunteers and pro bono attorneys, placement of cases, and recognition of the impact our volunteers have within our community. Responsibilities may also include the coordination of new pro bono initiatives. This position will work to support the goals and operations of the entire organization with a special emphasis on coordinating with the efforts of the development team.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
1. Collaborate with our program staff to develop pro bono relationships with law firms, corporations, and educational institutions, including meeting regularly with pro bono liaisons and contacts to coordinate recruitment of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters.
2. Collaborate with our program staff to place cases and organize training, mentorship, and recognition events.
3. Coordinate work of volunteers, including responding to volunteer inquiries/requests and maintaining regular contact with volunteers regarding the status of their cases.
4. Collect and analyze volunteer data and assist in developing marketing materials.
5. Organize, attend, and supervise community outreach events and legal workshops and clinics.
6. Coordinate new pro bono initiatives, as needed, including the design, implementation and evaluation of initiatives and development of collaborations with community and pro bono allies.
7. Actively collaborate with ICLS's development team to support development and communications activities, including volunteer tracking, appreciation, and recognition and reporting on pro bono statistics and outcomes.
8. Other duties as needed on special projects.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience
Significant experience as a practicing attorney (a minimum of five years preferred) and ability to practice law in the State of California;

Demonstrated commitment to legal services work;

Demonstrated commitment to race, equity and inclusion;

Experience working with individuals from diverse communities;

Demonstrated ability to envision, implement and evaluate new projects;

Strong project management skills, including organization and ability to multi-task;

Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

Ability to supervise staff;

Ability to lead and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders;

Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively present to a range of audiences;

Experience mentoring and training attorneys and/or law clerks in limited and full-scope representation;

Demonstrated understanding of private law firm and corporate pro bono culture;

Ability to cultivate and develop pro bono relationships;

Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint proficiency.

The recognition of our common humanity is the first step in fostering a diverse environment. The sum of our unique differences is greater than our individual parts. Our unique stories and experiences allow us to better solve the challenges that our community faces. Staff approach professional relationships with humility across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency with a willingness to consider unique perspectives. Inland Counties Legal Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Company Description EXCELLENT BENEFITS!
Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has been providing legal services to low-income persons residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for more than 60 years. ICLS targets services to seniors in the greatest social or economic need. Legal services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Services include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. Legal assistance is provided in areas including housing, family, consumer/civil, public benefits, elder abuse, citizenship clinics, bankruptcies (selected), healthcare access, and domestic violence

Keywords: Inland Counties Legal Services, Riverside , Pro Bono Coordinator Attorney, Other , Riverside, California

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