Practice Group Manager
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is seeking full-time Practice Group Managers as part of an organizational restructure. The Practice Group Manager will maintain a client caseload and manage attorneys who practice in typical poverty law areas, such as foreclosure, housing, family law, domestic violence, public benefits, and veteran’s benefits.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a dynamic civil legal aid provider seeking public interest minded attorneys to help us reach our goal of empowering our clients to alleviate the profound and brutal effect of poverty on their lives. As a team member at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, attorneys can participate with us in ensuring fairness, protecting families and changing lives through the civil legal system.
The Practice Group Manager along with the LABG Leadership team will set and guide advocacy programs addressing fundamental issues of poverty and justice within a comprehensive civil legal services model.
The Practice Group Manager will:
Develop and implement the vision and goals of a legal practice area Practice Group
- Provide general supervision of the Practice Group
- Provide leadership, mentoring, co-counseling, lead counseling, technical assistance, and expertise, including assistance with impact advocacy efforts and appeals, to attorneys and paralegals in the Practice Group.
- Manage and supervise staff and ensure compliance with program policies and grant requirements.
- Establish and implement Practice Group procedures for supervision, intake and case distribution.
- Ensure adequate quality control of casework.
- Handle cases individually where appropriate.
- Participate in the LABG management team, in the local bar association and in other associations or organizational boards which collaborate with LABG.
- Maintain and develop relationships and collaborative efforts with current funders, community leaders, not-for-profit agencies, grass roots organizations, other public interest offices, and governmental and elected officials.
- Maintain regular communication with the advocacy and operations directors, including consultation on personnel, financial, administrative and advocacy-related matters.
- Collaborate extensively with stakeholders including local, state and national advocates, government agencies, and industry leaders.
- Work collaboratively with other LABG substantive Practice Groups, as well as other legal services providers, community groups, and government officials
- Participate in LABG management team meetings and regularly contribute to organizational decisions
- Oversee case referrals and provide support to volunteer attorneys and law students
- Staff, coordinate and supervise legal clinics and trainings
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is a non-profit law firm providing civil legal assistance to nearly 220,000 low income people in 33 counties from 4 offices located in Covington, Lexington, Morehead and Ashland.
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’ legal practice is primarily in the areas of family law, domestic violence, government and VA benefits, and housing and consumer law. It has been and will continue to be the policy of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.
The position is open until filled.
Requirements, Skill & Abilities include:
- Must hold a Law degree (J.D.) from an accredited School of Law, be admitted to practice law in the State of Kentucky, and be in good standing with the Kentucky Bar or be eligible for admission to the Kentucky Bar under Kentucky Supreme Court Rule 2.112 if admitted to practice law in another state.
- Ability to use office and computer technology, including case management and word processing software.
- Ability to balance client-advocacy and management responsibilities.
- A minimum of 5 years legal practice required
- Experience litigating in various legal forums, including State and Federal courts
- Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, donors, member organizations and other supporters
- Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives, highly organized
- Must be able to travel throughout our offices, trainings and other events.
At Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission – creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and success. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.
Please send resume and statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Practice Group Manager.