Managing Attorney (Intake, Legal Hotline and Center for Equal Justice)
The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, a non-profit law firm, seek applicants for a Managing Attorney for its Intake services and Center for Equal Justice. Responsibilities include the supervision of attorney and paralegal staff who staff the intake hotline and online intake and provide limited assistance to clients in the drafting of letters, pleadings and other documents. The Managing Attorney provides key leadership in the development of legal information materials for the community and clients and work to create training and other materials necessary to provide high quality services to clients. The Managing Attorney works in collaboration with our innovations team to maintain and update the intake portion of the online case management system. In order to ensure responsiveness to funder and community needs, the Managing Attorney will review cases for compliance and regularly assess trends to identify unmet community needs and work with the management team to develop appropriate services adjustments. The Managing Attorney will also participate in community engagement, including fostering referral partnerships with partner agencies, outreach and education, statewide initiatives, ensuring administrative compliance, and participation in overall program management as a member of the statewide management team.
Compensation: $66,188 – $75,950 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package including $150/month student loan repayment, medical and dental insurance, 401K match, life insurance, long term care insurance, long term disability insurance, paid parental leave plan. Paid time off includes 21 days of vacation, 12 sick days, one personal day and 14 paid holidays annually.
Due to the pandemic, position is currently hybrid; remote and in-office work based on a weekly rotation schedule. Hybrid working condition is subject to change.
- Member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Hawaii or sitting for the July Bar Exam. Candidates who do not currently possess State of Hawaii bar membership with significant relevant experience may be considered.
- Demonstrable commitment to social justice or experience working with disadvantaged and/or low-income population, or issues affecting low-income populations required.
- Supervisory and/or management experience required. Demonstrated effective training and mentoring of less experienced advocates preferred.
- At least five (5) years of litigation experience and at least three (3) years of practice in one or more areas in which Legal Aid practices (family, consumer, housing, immigration, elder law, child welfare, public benefits), strongly preferred.
- Project management or experience implementing grants required.
- Must be able to work collaboratively and maintain good working relationships with a small diverse team.
- Must be culturally sensitive and able to work well with diverse, low-income and disadvantaged populations with compassion and understanding.
- Able to manage a busy practice, meet deadlines, and perform multiple tasks with attention to detail.
- Able to work under pressure in an empathetic and professional manner.