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25 Mar 2021

Full-Time Managing Attorney

communitylegalaid – Posted by communitylegalaid Youngstown, Ohio, United States

Job Description


Community Legal Aid is a private non-profit law firm which works to bridge the gap between poverty and justice for those in need.  Legal Aid is the primary provider of free civil legal representation to low income and elderly residents of central northeast Ohio, concentrating its efforts on legal work that makes a difference in the lives of those it serves.


Job Description:

The Managing Attorney will lead multiple projects: the ARC Project (Advancing Reentering Citizens), which provides legal services for reentering citizens primarily focused on removing barriers to employment; the Debt Relief Project, which provides legal services to reduce or eliminate debt, including consumer, medical, and student loans; the Immigrants and Refugees Project, which provides holistic legal services to immigrants and refugees as they enrich our culture and economy; and the LIFE Project (Learning is For Everyone), which helps K-12 students with education related issues, including special education, disabilities, access to education, and school discipline.

The Managing Attorney will develop project goals and plans in collaboration with Practice Groups and organizational leaders; adapt and achieve project goals through leadership and supervision of staff assigned to the projects; coordinate client services with other management team members; actively participate in Practice Groups; actively participate in organizational efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of client services and operations; lead efforts to develop and maintain effective relationships with the private bar, community organizations, other legal aid organizations, public officials, media, and funders; and perform other duties as required.

The Managing Attorney may be asked to lead different projects in the future as the needs of the organization and community change.

Job Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a proven commitment to legal services to the poor, a commitment to professionalism, excellent persuasive abilities, excellent legal writing skills, and good interpersonal skills.


The Managing Attorney must have the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and be strong, self-motivated, and creative. Prior supervisory experience will be valuable. A broad range of general civil litigation experience is extremely desirable. The ability to work effectively with community groups is essential.


A minimum of five years of legal experience is preferred. Must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is highly desirable but not necessary.


Reports to:     Deputy Director

Location:        Youngstown Office

Salary:            $77,000+ DOE. Excellent working environment and benefit package.

Deadline:        Open until filled.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 68 days.

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