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Pro Bono Coordinator

Description: 

CABA and LAJC are seeking a part-time pro bono coordinator (approx. 25 hours/week). Over the past year, CABA undertook and completed a pro bono strategic planning process, which recognized the need for a pro bono coordinator to assist in implementing and running the program. The coordinator will be an employee of LAJC and will report to the LAJC managing attorney on a day-to-day basis, and the CABA Pro Bono Committee will also provide oversight for the coordinator and the program in general. In the early phases of this position, the coordinator will be charged with and have some freedom with creating an efficient and effective model for a pro bono program within the bounds of the existing CABA pro bono strategic plan. The coordinator will have a variety of responsibilities but will primarily work with the CABA Pro Bono Committee to build and manage the CABA pro bono program.

Responsibilities will include:
• Assist in structuring pro bono systems within local Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar following guidelines set forth by the pro bono committee strategic plan.
• Set up, maintain and manage pro bono panels, which are regular opportunities for attorneys to provide limited legal assistance to clients at Legal Aid Justice Center.
• Review and screen cases appropriate for pro bono projects, including conducting intakes and setting eligibility and priorities with nonprofit legal directors and other pendent duties.
• Develop and maintain private attorney relationships while creating systems to keep volunteers engaged.
• Provide tools and resources for volunteer attorneys to handle pro bono cases.
• Coordinate with Law School’s Pro Bono Dean to involve law students in pro bono projects Research and pursue opportunities for sustainability for the pro bono program, such as available grants or other funding sources.
• Honor and cultivate pro bono efforts through recognition and cultural change in the Bar association.

Requirements: 
Required Qualifications • Virginia Bar licensure, or ability to waive in to the Virginia Bar • Strong commitment to public interest law • Experience working with lower economic communities • Outstanding oral advocacy, research, writing, organizational, and leadership skills • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively • Sense of humor   Preferred Qualifications   • At least two years of relevant litigation experience • Familiarity with Legal Aid case types, including housing, public benefits, immigration, consumer, and other poverty-law cases. • Comfort with technology and social media • Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences

 

To Apply: 
Start Date May 2019, with some flexibility

To Apply: 
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Information

Submission Deadline: 
March 1, 2019
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Justice Center
1000 Preston Ave Suite A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States