Director of Volunteer Lawyers Program
Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee
Position Description / Responsibilities
The Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) oversees the overall provision of pro bono activities in Legal Aid Society’s 48-county service area, The Director works to identify areas of client need; recruit and support volunteer lawyers; establish and coordinate pro bono clinics and participate in the firm’s community education program throughout the firm’s service area. The Director provides day-to-day management of assigned staff and projects. Some evening and weekend commitments will be required from time to time. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract.
Who We Are Looking For
Juris Doctor (JD)
Admitted to practice in Tennessee, eligible for admission through reciprocity, or willing to take the first available bar examination.
A minimum of 4 years of experience practicing law.
A minimum of 3 years of experience supervising lawyers and advocates.
Experience in general practice with knowledge and familiarity with multiple areas of law impacting low-income people.
Recognized expertise in one or more substantive areas of law relevant to LAS’ services to low-income individuals.
Project management, written and oral communication skills, and leadership ability are a must.
Working knowledge of recent developments in state and federal cases, statutory, and regulatory law in their area(s) of expertise.
Excellent research, writing, and advocacy skills including the ability to advocate in a clear,
effective and logical manner both orally and in writing.
Prioritize work, plan and problem-solve, meet deadlines, and work well under pressure.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Basic proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel).
Email cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) to HR@las.org