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Supervising Attorney

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation Exp.: 5+ Years
Position Summary: The Supervising Attorney supervises the work of one or more Staff Attorneys. The Supervising Attorney provides client counseling and representation, in addition to community outreach and education. The Supervising Attorney is also responsible for performing administrative duties, such as approving timesheets and other paid time-off and participating in annual performing reviews and providing input to the Direct Services Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Client Counseling and Representation
  • Meet with and advise clients of legal rights and issues as they relate to Federal and State employment law matters
  • Conduct legal research and writing in response to client needs
  • Prepare court forms and other documents on behalf of clients
  • Represent clients in depositions, hearings, and court or administrative proceedings
  • Research, analyze, draft and applicate policy/legislation
  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual practice work plan
  • Work with Supervising Attorney to meet funding and reporting requirements
  • Coordinate client services with other attorneys and
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Work with clients and their communities organizing meetings, workshops, and rallies
  • Collaborate with community partner organizations
  • Train volunteers and Pro-Bono attorneys to serve clients and communities
  • Administrative Duties
  • Supervise day-to-day work of direct reports
  • Responsible for approving timesheets and other paid time off
  • Participate in annual performance review and submit recommendations to Director
  • Handle relevant administrative duties, including case management, ethics compliance, and contract compliance
  • Other Duties as Assigned

Education and Work Experience:
  • J.D. and an active member in good standing with the California State Bar;
  • Minimum five years of extensive and varied impact litigation experience, including as lead litigator with co-counsel, and preferably with background in addressing social justice issues; at least one first chair in litigation matters
  • Minimum five years of experience in employment law related client representation
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience

Other Qualifications:
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance with retirement plan. Parking provided.

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