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
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
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.