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Fort Myers Office
November 3, 2014
Provide supervision to attorneys and paralegals through case reviews, co-counseling and general oversight of outreach, intake, case selection and case planning processes. Carry small caseload. Participate in general program planning and governance. Conduct performance evaluations of advocates.
*Comprehensive description attached.
Experience, 5 years preferred, in federal litigation, preferably in the areas of employment, housing, family/custody, farm worker law or immigration. Ability and willingness to supervise and develop advocates. Admitted to Florida Bar
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Attorney scale plus 10%
Liberal annual level and fringe benefits provisions.
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Beverly McCoy, Recruitment Coordinator
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
3210 Cleveland Avenue, Ste. 101
Fort Myers, FL 33901
DEADLINE : Until Filled
SUPERVISEES: Staff Attorneys, Paralegals & Support StaffUntil Filled
SUPERVISOR: Executive Director and Deputy Director
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. is a private not for profit corporation which receives funds from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). It provides free legal assistance to low income clients in 13 counties and to migrant farm workers throughout the State of Florida. Our agency has been in existence since 1966. The position currently available is that of the Managing Attorney. This management level position will involve the oversight of staff attorneys, paralegals and support staff within a designated location. An applicant should have find (5) years of experience, preferably in a legal services environment, as well as experience in federal court practice.
FRLS’ mission is to provide accessible legal assistance that empowers the low income and disadvantaged population through; effective advocacy, outreach to persons isolated by geography, language, or other circumstances, and comprehensive community education and support, so as to promote equal justice and support clients in their efforts to be full participants in society.
FRLS’ key values are aggressive advocacy with an emphasis on obtaining individual relief that will affect or change outcomes for others as well.
The following outlines some of the more salient responsibilities of this position:
Each new attorney is assigned a mentor for his/her first year of employment at FRLS. In most cases, the mentor is the managing attorney. However, in large offices, or where the managing attorney is overburdened for other reasons, an experienced staff attorney may be asked to serve as the mentor.
The duties of the mentor are to ensure that the following occurs:
ü Make the new attorney aware of available program resources, FRLS designated resource persons, community specialists, backup centers, training opportunities, etc.
ü Make the new attorney aware of program policies and funder requirements, per program policy book.
ü Assure that the new attorney is introduced to the community, including courts, public officials, client groups, bar associations, advocacy groups and service agencies.
ü Arrange for the new attorney to observe depositions, hearings, arguments, etc, by leading program advocates, including the mentor him/herself.
ü Assist the new attorney in preparing and practicing for hearings, arguments, deposition, etc.
ü Insure that the new attorney has opportunity for supervised motion or trial work promptly after she is admitted to practice.
ü Attend and assist the new attorney for at least her first three hearings, depositions, arguments, etc.
ü Provide encouragement and support to assist the new attorney in passing the Florida Bar examination.
ü Assist the new attorney in gaining admission under the student practice or out-of state attorney rule, if applicable.
ü Serve as a role model to promote the values of hard work, high quality advocacy and treating others with courtesy and respect.
ü Assist the new attorney in developing at least one case or other advocacy project with substantial impact during his/her first year at FRLS.
Competitive Industry Salary; 25 accumulated vacation/sick days; 90% FRLS paid medical for employee; 50% FRLS paid dental benefits for employee; student loan assistance, 20 days sabbaticals after 4 years of services; 12 paid holidays per year; 2 personal days after 6 months of service; FRLS paid life insurance and long-term disability.