Co-Borough Director/Legal Trial Team Manager (Attorney For the Child)
Collaborating with the Co-Borough Directors within the borough and citywide and other members of the CLC Leadership team, the Co-Borough Director seeks to effectuate the mission of CLC by providing ongoing supervision that ensures client-centered outcomes through competent, sensitive, zealous and timely advocacy. The Co-Borough Director is responsible for communicating current policies and protocols both internally and externally in a clear and timely manner, and providing staff with ongoing training and the tools necessary for their professional development. The Co-Borough Director will provide legal and managerial leadership to ensure that CLC staff maintains a high standard of representation and client services.
- Provides day-to-day oversight of practice and guidance to staff, critical to achieving successful outcomes for clients in CLC’s practice areas.
Stays abreast of, and communicates established CLC policies and practice guidelines to staff.
- Assures that all policies and practices are followed, and stays current with changes to policies, processes and procedures.
Supports staff by providing them with the tools they need to effectively perform their jobs through onboarding, mentoring, on-the-job training, continuous feedback and coaching.
- Recognizes the specific needs of each supervisee and develops staff member’s skills and knowledge through modeling of case handling, case supervision, and second seating trials to assure highquality practice.
- Encourages interdisciplinary partnerships through modeling of collaboration and a holistic approach to each case.
- Models professional interactions within and outside the organization
- Monitors and evaluates workload and staff performance to assure that standards and expectations are successfully achieved.
- Ensures that relevant metrics are gathered on the macro and micro level and utilizes metrics to advance the mission of CLC.
- Conducts regular case file reviews.
- Ensures, as part of the supervisory review, critical, thoughtful reflection and qualitative discussions occur between supervisors and staff.
- Analyzes legal issues, develops legal strategies and supervises the implementation of said strategies.
Collaborates with CLC Executive team point person and borough team counterparts, to assess and evaluate office and court needs.
- Identifies and suggests resources that may address those needs.
- Fosters and encourages teamwork and communication within and across teams.
- Displays comfort using technology in the practice and is able to coach and encourage staff and leaders to do the same.
- Responds to client, court, community and staff concerns and appropriately cascades information to appropriate leadership team members and staff.
- Represents CLC in meetings with other stakeholders and in the community, and appropriately cascades information.
- Other duties as required and necessary to fulfill the mission of CLC.
Key Qualifications and Competencies:
The role for this position currently requires the individual’s physical presence (hybrid-minimum two days per week) at CLC’s offices in New York City. In accordance with CLC’s policies, proof of full vaccination will be required in order to be permitted access to the offices of CLC, unless the individual has been granted a reasonable accommodation based on documented medical or religious grounds, or as otherwise required by applicable law. Should an applicant demonstrate that the vaccine cannot be administered due to medical or religious grounds, CLC will assess, on a case-by-case basis, whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided.
- Admitted to practice law in New York State
- Minimum four years legal practice experience; preferably in family and/or juvenile law.
- Demonstrated litigation skills.
- Strong interviewing, advocacy, practice and cultural competence skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to public interest and policy.
- In-depth knowledge of family court, custody, domestic violence and child welfare.
- Demonstrated cross-functional teaming experience finding solutions to complex situations.
- Effective communication (written and verbal), time management, and organizational skills.
- Curiosity and eagerness to continue to learn new skills, grow professionally and take an optimistic approach to new challenges.
- Demonstrated attention to detail along with outstanding initiative, analytical, critical thinking and problem resolution skills.
- Proven ability to work independently with excellent judgment, diplomacy, professionalism and the ability to prioritize, track and manage multiple requests simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrated skills as a regular user, of software, technology, and online resources including knowledge of databases, legal research, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook including calendaring, task, etc.), Internet searches, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise complete discretion when working with confidential and sensitive information.