Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) has a position available for a full time Managing Attorney in our Albany office. LASNNY provides the full range of free civil legal services to low-income residents in Northeastern New York. The Managing Attorney will oversee the provision of high quality civil legal services to clients as specified below. In addition to the provision of high quality individual services, LASNNY is committed to fighting for justice to protect essential rights through targeted advocacy, community legal education, and collaborative work with legal and non-legal partners. The successful applicant will be committed to excellence, passionate about achieving justice, creative and zealous lawyers, strong administrators and supervisors and team players who enjoy leading and mentoring others. Prior management experience supervising staff and prior legal work supervising lawyers and law clerks preferred.
Managing Attorney Essential Duties and Responsibilities Oversee and supervise work of the foreclosure and consumer law attorneys in the Albany, Amsterdam, Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh offices and work closely with the foreclosure attorney in the Canton office. Serve as a substantive law expert and coordinate program wide efforts in the areas of consumer and foreclosure law. Supervise the provision of a full range of consumer, foreclosure prevention and foreclosure related civil legal services including litigation, settlement conferences, administrative proceedings, advice, brief service, outreach and education; lead strategic engagement with, and education of community members, groups and other stakeholders; work with executive management team and staff to plan and coordinate work of program; ensure timely adherence to program and case handling standards, funder requirements and the highest professional standards; guide the professional development of staff; and be available as a resource to all LASNNY staff and access to justice communities. Reports to Deputy Director for Strategic Operations.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2016
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