Program Description: Legal Aid of Sonoma County has been providing legal services to low-income Sonoma County residents since 1958. Our mission is to promote social justice and advance human rights. Our primary services include Disaster Relief, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Housing, and
Veterans’ Benefits. Legal Aid of Sonoma County collaborates with a network of community partners including immigrant service centers, homeless service providers, local government and senior centers.
Summary: The Supervising Attorney (part-time) provides supervision, training and mentoring to legal staff and volunteers and engages with the community, local agencies, the judiciary, and the private bar on behalf of Legal Aid. LASC currently employs a part-time supervising attorney who oversees the Domestic Violence and Elder teams. This position will oversee the Housing, Disaster and Veterans teams.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Oversee legal intake and case assessment process. Mange daily case flow by assigning cases to legal staff and volunteers/interns.
- Provide legal supervision and training to staff and volunteers/interns.
- Recruit and train law students and volunteer attorneys.
- Coordinate regular office case reviews and conduct regular meetings with legal teams.
- Conduct personnel reviews and assist with human resource matters as needed.
Collect and maintain statistical records on services provided, as required by funders. Ensure compliance with funding requirements.
Assist in preparation of program reports for funders.
- Promote the goals and mission of Legal Aid through participation on local non-profit and government committees.
- Provide liaison services with the legal community, judiciary, law enforcement, and court systems in Sonoma County.
- Other tasks as assigned.
- Licensed to practice Law in the state of California.
- At least four (4) years substantial legal representation experience.
- Supervisory experience, including knowledge of personnel management, conflict resolution, and legal casework supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to work with all persons regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic background, immigration status, gender identification, or sexual orientation.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to work both independently and as a leader of a diverse team.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively with great attention to detail, including timely case review and capturing of data for reports to funders. A firm commitment to accurate and timely data collection and time reporting is required.
- Working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft
Office, legal forms software programs, and database programs.
- Knowledge of housing law preferred.
- Prior experience in representing low-income or under-served communities strongly preferred.
- Experience working with special needs populations including the elderly and disabled.
Benefits: This is a part time non-exempt position and is not eligible for full benefits.