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Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Program

Company: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Inc
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job TitleManaging Attorney, Eviction Defense ProgramReports ToSafe and Stable Homes Co-Director (SLED)DepartmentSafe and Stable HomesSupervisionDirect supervision of at least 4 employeesGrade FSLA: ExemptManaging Attorney Position Summary Reporting to the Co-Director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's (AVLF) Safe and Stable Homes Program, the Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Program, will manage AVLF's nationally-recognized tenants' rights programs and teams including the eviction defense work. The Eviction Defense Program includes AVLF's general eviction defense work and our in-depth "Access to Counsel" work with the City of Atlanta. The Managing Attorney will also work closely with the Co-Director of Safe and Stable Homes to further develop AVLF's strategic, impact litigation and advocacy approach. These programs provide critically important services to Atlanta residents facing eviction and displacement. Success in this role will require leading a diverse team of professionals to fully engage people seeking help, volunteers, co-workers, partners, policymakers, and other stakeholders. AVLF is a fast-paced environment, fueled by people who are personally and professionally motivated to help people in crisis. We prioritize diversity, demand integrity, and value transparency and creativity. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader to contribute directly to improving people's lives and, in the process, creating a better community. Managing Attorney Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising and managing the work of at least 4 employees, including quality control, teaching, receiving feedback, delegating, and providing support.
  • Monitoring the ongoing performance and impact of AVLF's eviction defense programming and implement improvements to ensure AVLF is meeting the needs of the community.
  • Serving as the liaison between AVLF and the City of Atlanta for all work related to the City's Access to Counsel effort.
  • Building relationships with law firms, volunteers, and partners, and being visible in the community by serving as a member of organizations or coalitions relevant to the work of the team.
  • Managing official partnerships with AVLF's eviction defense-related work (e.g. MOUs, joint events, etc.) and engaging in high-level communication with relevant community partners.
  • Coordinate eviction defense teams' involvement in grant applications, reporting, and compliance.
  • Helping ensure eviction defense teams stay up-to-date on legal and professional aspects related to work, including attending seminars, trainings, and general professional development.
  • Assisting with the execution of AVLF's strategic plan and the strategic impact of SSH programming. Managing Attorney Knowledge and Skill Requirements
    • JD degree from an accredited university and an active member of the State Bar of Georgia in good standing; five (5) to seven (7) years combined experience in landlord-tenant law litigation and supervision/management, preferably in the nonprofit sector.
    • Experience working with and advocating for tenants in disputes with their landlords generally and in eviction cases specifically.
    • Experience working with clients of diverse racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
    • Experience supervising attorneys, law students, and other staff.
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly with a wide range of people to understand, convey, and support the clients' and volunteers' needs.
    • Must be respectful and responsive to cultural beliefs and practices within a client's community.
    • Strong collaborative skills.
    • Ability to derive creative solutions.
    • Attention to detail and a commitment to executing with excellence.
    • Must be organized and able to prioritize clients' needs effectively.
    • Demonstrated excellence in legal research and writing.
    • Proficient with MS Office Suite. Experience using Salesforce is a plus. Salary: $85,000 - $90,000Benefits:
      • AVLF offers an extensive benefits program of 100% company paid employee only base medical plan.
      • 21 days of PTO accrued in accordance with company policy (prorated based on date of hire).
      • Automatic 5% base salary employer paid 401K contribution vested at 100% in accordance with company policy.
      • Company paid holidays.
      • Transportation assistance in the form of a Marta pass or parking pass.
      • Reimbursement of eligible student loan repayments up to $500 per month ($6000 annually with a lifetime maximum of $60,000).
      • Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Compensation details: 85000-90000 Yearly SalaryPI6a6f4c142d21-31181-34387636

Keywords: Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Inc, Atlanta , Managing Attorney, Eviction Defense Program, Legal , Atlanta, Georgia

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