Director of Staff Performance - Laurel Legal Services, Greensburg
Laurel Legal Services, a non-profit legal aid program, is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Staff Performance. This position will directly supervise and manage all staff attorneys and clerical staff. He/she is a member of the LLS management team and works collaboratively with the team to ensure that LLS is a high quality provider of legal services, which works to address the most significant and compelling client legal needs in an effective fashion, and treats clients with dignity and respect.
The Director will review progress on cases and work, and provides instruction, oversight and counsel to staff members as appropriate. The Director may directly assist new staff, as part of their training, and experienced staff on more difficult cases, including providing assistance in interviewing, consulting, or advising clients, drafting documents or handling cases in court. The Director may also be expected to maintain his/her own cases.
The Director will be based in the Greensburg Office and will also perform managing attorney functions for special projects including handling cases and overseeing grants such as The Medical Legal Partnership, AAA cases and Westmoreland Manor Cases and Employment Project for all six counties.
The Director reports to and their work is reviewed periodically by the Executive Director.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/ TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a college or university with a B.S. or B.A, Graduation from an American Bar Association accredited law school, admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, and five (5) to eight (8) years of legal experience are required, or a combination of equivalent experience or training.. Experience with significant staff oversight or in a legal services program, is preferred.
Specialized experience in a legal services program may substitute for amount of time, as determined by the Executive Director.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must submit their application not later than August 15, 2018. To apply, please submit the following documents:
- A cover letter
- A current resume that includes all experience, education, training, outside activities
- A list of professional references
All applications and inquiries should be sent to:
Renee E. Williams, Executive Director
Laurel Legal Services
16 East Otterman Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
Email is preferred.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Laurel Legal Services Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.