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NEW JOB OPENINGS:

Program: Legal Services of Northwest Jersey

  • Directs the overall operations of the county program in compliance with the mission of LSNWJ, the policies established by the Board of Director, the regulations established by the Legal Services Corporation and requirements of funding sources.
    • Implement agency and program objectives and outcomes, and implement organizational structures and functions consistent with those objectives and outcomes.
    • Provide advice to the Executive Director on the establishment, development, and implementation of policy and priorities.
    • Assist the Executive Director with seeking and maintaining local grants and funding.
    • Manage the county office, assuring that high-quality legal assistance is provided by maintaining a work environment that is conducive to the efficient delivery of priority services as established by the Board of Trustees. Managing Attorney may delegate some of these tasks but bears responsibility for them:
      • Conduct the Performance Appraisal; sets clear and reasonable expectations for each staff member, including expectations for professional development.
      • Provide supervision for each staff member; reviews case management reports on a regular basis for county work.
      • Handle personnel issues, including resolution of concerns or issues with workplace conduct or work product in accordance with the procedures in the LSNWJ Employee Handbook.
      • Convene staff meetings regularly.
      • Implement a plan for coverage of non-emergent matters upon the absence of any county staff person.
      • Maintain the physical space and equipment to provide a healthful and efficient office environment.
      • Implement office procedures, including the tickler system.
      • Participate in the recruitment and hiring of staff, in cooperation with the Executive Director.

  • Participates in the community
    • Identify the significant government, service provider and community-based organizations that most closely relate to the LSNWJ mission and implement a plan for participation in those groups.
    • Present information to community groups about legal rights and LSNWJ services and prepares materials related to these presentations.
    • Participate in committees, task forces, and working groups related to the work of the LSNWJ County office.
    • Maintain local public relations activities of the county program, i.e., communicate and establish contacts and relations with courts, Bar Associations, private bar, governmental agencies and community organizations.
    • Participate in County bar association activities
    • Champion volunteer efforts in the County.
Competencies:
  • Ability to analyze issues, make decisions and effect change.
  • Ability to foster and maintain an excellent working relationship with all members of the office staff and Board and work in team environment.
  • Excellent analytical, oral communication and writing skills.
  • Advanced capabilities of technology, including word processing, case database, calendaring and scheduling software, e-mail, Internet and legal software.
  • Impeccable ethics and understanding of the Rules of Professional Conduct, regulations, ethics, policies and procedures that apply to the practice of law in New Jersey and legal services programs.
Requirements:
  • J.D. from accredited law school.
  • Licensed attorney of the State of New Jersey or licensed in another state and committed to seeking NJ Bar admission.
  • 7 years of experience in public interest law or comparable experience with preference for significant legal services experience.
How To Apply:

Email resume, references, salary requirement and writing sample to: CSpicer@lsnj.org.

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letting expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • Admission to the Bar of New Jersey preferred but not required. Must be a member of the Bar in any State and/or be eligible and willing to take the next available New Jersey Bar Exam;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred;
  • Ability to relate positively to low-income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service.
Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letting expressing interest to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Director of Human Resources, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. EOE/AA Employer.

 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 

Program: South Jersey Legal Services

  • Developing and maintain good local bar/bench relations;
  • Assisting with recruitment for the Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) Program;
  • Providing legal representation to eligible individuals and groups;
  • Engaging in representation on matters that affect the client community and/or which seek to effectuate systematic change in conditions that adversely affect the client community;
  • Coordinating, with the local legal and client community, establishment of office goals and priorities;
  • Where appropriate and/or necessary, serving as co-counsel;
  • Directly managing and monitoring of all legal and non-legal staff in the office(s); including recommendations for hiring, discipline and firing, in accordance with company policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Hiring of clerical staff for the office; (temporaries), with approval of the Executive Director;
  • Assuring the timely attendance of personnel at work assignments, including: approving time sheets; granting approval to accrue compensatory hours, approving or denying requests for paid leave of absences, issuing warning notices;
  • Timekeeping;
  • Deploying office staff and assigning cases as needed;
  • Providing training to staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Attending and actively participating in management meetings;
  • Representing Management in the handling of employee grievances;
  • Contributing to the formulation of personnel directives;
  • Assisting in developing and coordinating necessary training;
  • Developing legal education activities in the Legal Services and local Bar communities;
  • Evaluating the performance and capability of the attorneys, paralegals and other staff working in the unit(s) to which s/he is assigned;
  • Developing and implementing systematic approaches to legal problem solving;
  • Preparing reports and applications for funding sources and government agencies;
  • Working with administration in ensuring the unit/office has adequate supplies;
  • Overseeing the function and maintenance of the physical office; and
  • Performing additional duties assigned by the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and Director of Litigation and Advocacy Directors.
Requirements:
  • Admission to practice law in New Jersey;
  • Graduation from an accredited law school;
  • Ability to relate to low income clients and groups with demonstrated interest in poverty law issues and/or public interest service;
  • At least 5 years of legal experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory capabilities;
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants with an interest in this position should send resume and cover letter expressing interest in this position to: Brittani Morris, PHR, Human Resources Director, South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. 745 Market St. 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 or via email at BMorris@lsnj.org. AA/EOE Employer.

 

Program: Legal Services of New Jersey

 

 

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