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Pro Bono Manager

603 Legal Aid

Who we are

603 Legal Aid is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to eligible, low-income people in New Hampshire. Our attorneys and paralegals provide legal advice by telephone in the areas of civil law listed below. Our clients' information is kept confidential.

603 Legal Aid provides free civil legal help to low-income people and does not charge clients for legal services.

Who we help

New Hampshire residents whose incomes qualify them as eligible for 603 Legal Aid services. We receive support from the federal government and provide services to clients with incomes and assets below levels which are set by Congress and tied to federal poverty guidelines. We cannot provide services to people who are incarcerated.

We provide help to clients with issues in the following areas of civil law:

  • Family
    Domestic violence, divorce, separation, annulment, adoption, guardianship, child support, parental rights and responsibilities - parenting time, primary residential responsibility (used to be called child custody, interstate custody);
  • Housing
    Landlord/tenant disputes, eviction, foreclosure, housing discrimination, housing preservation, rental deposits, public housing, Section 8, and housing conditions;
  • Benefits and welfare
    Town and city welfare, unemployment compensation, public housing, Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, disability benefits, SSI and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF);
  • Other:  If you have a problem in another area of law, we will refer you to someone who can assist you.

 

For more information visit www.603legalaid.org


Summary:

The Pro Bono Manager will work in coordination with the firm’s Executive and Deputy Directors and other staff to develop, support, and execute firm pro bono initiatives. The Manager will focus on program implementation including pro bono matter intake, database management, reports and statistics requests, web publishing, event management, and special projects for Pro Bono. This individual will work hand in hand with pro bono coordinators across the firm and marketing professionals who support promoting the firm’s pro bono initiatives.

The Pro Bono Manager will be based in our Concord, NH offices with occasional travel.  603 Legal is operating primarily through a mix of onsite and remote work, with a comprehensive, phased plan for returning to full office-based work. Staff members are provided with the necessary equipment (such as laptop computers) to work from their homes.

Requirements:
  • Licensed to practice law in New Hampshire, qualified to be admitted by waiver or able to take the next NH bar exam.
  • The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years professional experience as a practicing attorney or administrator at a firm or non-profit legal service provider.
  • High level of proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), database programs and an ability to quickly learn new systems.
  • Commitment to and interest in expanding knowledge about access to justice and poverty.
Responsibilities:
  • In close consultation with the Executive Director, implements and executes pro bono initiatives including developing ideas, best practices, identifying areas for improvements and efficiencies and ensuring initiatives stay on track.
  • Maintains pro bono experience, client, and volunteer data.
  • Facilitates pro bono client queries, screening, and processing; help to identify opportunities and attorneys to perform work and other volunteers to engage in pro bono service.
  • Maintains, prepares, records, and publishes documentation including pro bono policies, engagement letters, online training tools, presentations, pro bono information, and other admin descriptions to support pro bono.
  • Prepares various pro bono reports and statistics for internal and external purposes including working in coordination with marketing or the fundraising campaign.
  • Coordinates pro bono trainings including in conjunction with partner legal services providers and other CLE programs.
  • Handles pro bono event planning and logistics including in support of Pro Bono Week in coordination with appropriate business professionals.
  • Gathers data regarding community pro bono needs and the firm's pro bono accomplishments.
  • Assists with planning of pro bono podcast episodes and collecting and drafting matter updates for internal and external publication including for press outreach, social media, website, and firm communications.
  • Serves as external ambassador of the firm's pro bono program to the public interest legal community, judiciary, bar associations, in-house law departments, and law schools.
  • Supervises the pro bono assistant who facilitates pro bono matter opening.
  • Monitors firmwide attorney departures and case reassignments under Pro Bono Partner direction.
  • Serves as designated point of contact on Pro Bono procedures/questions.
  • Liaises with business departments including Recruiting, Human Resources, Professional Development, and Marketing as needed to support firm pro bono initiatives.
  • Assists with pro bono projects and initiatives, as necessary.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned or required.

Skills & Competencies

  • A self-starter and team player, able to accept direction, yet work independently.
  • Solid interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills.
  • Candidates must have outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to communicate effectively with attorneys and professionals at all levels.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong client-first work ethic.
  • Must be attentive to detail, work well under pressure, and the ability to manage simultaneous and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, work well on a team and possess a willingness to collaborate.
  • Possess a strong interest in volunteering and community engagement.
  • Ability to apply creative approaches to problem-solving
How to Apply:

This position is considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law. Salary DOE, expected to be approximately $80,000 to $100,000 per year, plus benefits package including medical, retirement, life and disability and generous paid time off.

 

Application Process:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@603legalaid.org. All applications received by 5:00 PM on Monday, August 30, 2021 will be considered. We expect to conduct interviews shortly after this date. If reasonable accommodation in the application process is required, please notify us at careers@603legalaid.org

 

603 Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people that we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. 603 Legal Aid actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.

Salary Range:

$80,000 - $100,000, DOE

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: July 15, 2021

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