Staff Attorney/Volunteer Coordinator

 

Summary Description: The Staff Attorney/Volunteer Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to recruit, support and recognize pro bono attorneys and other volunteers serving low-income clients through VLSP-sponsored programs. The attorney will also oversee and provide logistical and administrative support for Help Centers at the Hall of Justice and the Rochester Central Library and serve as liaison to the Help Center Advisory Committee chaired by the Administrative Judge of the Seventh Judicial District.

 

Will be responsible for recruiting, training, and recognizing the contributions of pro bono attorneys, paralegals and other volunteers; developing, planning and conducting legal clinics and seminars; participating in community outreach at local agencies serving low-income clients; coordinating services with bar associations, community groups, law firms, corporations, and the judiciary; providing and coordinating publicity and related activities; assisting in the administration of grants and grant reporting.

 

Education and/or Experience: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and NY admitted attorney in good standing. Legal knowledge of New York civil procedure rules required. Excellent oral, written communication and computer skills, along with the ability to work independently and as a team lead or member. Prior work experience in civil legal services and working with indigent clients and diverse populations helpful. Dedicated commitment to access to justice and desire to work with low-income client population. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage responses from candidates of color, ethnic minorities, people who are differently-abled, veterans and LGBTQ persons. 

 

Salary commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is offered.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter, resume and business references to bfish@vlsprochester.org. Position open until filled. No telephone calls please.