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PRO BONO MANAGER King County, WA Full-time, exempt SUMMARY: Legal Counsel for Youth and Children (LCYC) seeks a passionate, collaborative, and innovative leader, committed to social justice and anti-racism, to build, manage, and continually improve upon a new pro bono program in Washington state, dedicated to expanding access to justice for youth and young adults. The Pro Bono Manager will create LCYCs pro bono program, based in King County with the majority of our team, but also connected to the Voluntary Lawyer Programs around Washington. LCYC will collaborate with pro bono attorneys to increase capacity to serve youth and young adults through our Youth Homelessness Program, immigrant youth needing to access state court for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and youth in or exiting from foster care who do not have access to counsel. The Pro Bono Manager will work closely with multiple LCYC staff, the Volunteer Lawyer Programs, and other corporate and community partners. This is not a direct service position. Expertise in civil legal aid or public defense is considered, but not required. We are not looking for an attorney to provide technical expertise for pro bono attorneys, nor to provide direct representation to young people. We are looking for someone to build and manage a new pro bono program. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced lawyer to create something new that will have a widespread reach, in partnership with others, to engage pro bono volunteers and improve the lives of young people in our state. COMMITMENT TO INCLUSIVITY, EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION: LCYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff and board reflective of the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, those with lived experience, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. LCYC particularly values lived experience in our practice areas of child welfare, juvenile justice, youth and family immigration, and youth homelessness. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: This is a full-time position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as occasional travel within the state. The anticipated salary range for the position is $80,000 – $90,000, depending on experience. Supportive benefits include but are not limited to Flexible Time Away, medical, dental, and disability insurance, 403(b) plan, and paid home office needs such as laptop computer, stand-up desk, and printer. LCYC does not have a shared office space. All staff work from home offices. Travel for work is compensated at the Federal reimbursement rate. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of five years of professional experience in the practice of law or managementAttorney with professional experience in team and project management Licensed to practice law in Washington, qualified to be admitted by waiver, or able to take the next Washington bar exam. Significant leadership skills and enthusiasm for working with attorney volunteers. Commitment to engaging in culturally competent relationships and applying an anti-racist lens to program operations, training and engagement with volunteers, partners, and young people. Ability to build and strengthen relationships with LCYC staff, volunteers, board members, corporations, firms, and other community partners. Ability to be flexible, responsive to feedback, ability to pivot and adjust based on data, and committed to continual learning. Strong, clear communication skills. Highly organized. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Ability to track data and outcomes and produce reports. Personal, professional, or volunteer experience engaging with diverse communities or people living in poverty. Demonstrated commitment to LCYCs mission of improving the well-being of youth by advancing their legal rights. JOB DUTIES: The Pro Bono Manager will undertake a range of duties including, but not limited to the list below. Design, Launch, and Manage Design and launch LCYCs new pro bono program in collaboration with other LCYC staff, the Volunteer Lawyer Programs, and other community partners. Coordinate volunteer recruitment and build a team of pro bono attorneys at LCYC. Ensure that pro bono volunteers connected with LCYC serve youth in alignment with LCYCs general model: youth-directed, holistic legal representation that is trauma-informed and that works to connect the young person with community-based supports. Develop policies, practices, training, and resource materials related to the areas of law the pro bono attorneys are engaging in through LCYC. Develop and oversee, in collaboration with other LCYC staff, a system for connecting youth in need of services to LCYCs pro bono attorneys or with the Volunteer Lawyer Programs, if out of King County. When health advisories allow, collaborate with LCYCs Youth Homelessness Program, to expand our onsite intake capacity with assistance from pro bono attorneys.Develop and oversee volunteer and partner recognition. Travel within, and occasionally outside of King County, for relationship building, trainings, and recruitment. Anti-Racism Move forward with LCYC in our ongoing work to become an anti-racist organization. Develop internal policies, practices, training, and resource materials so that pro bono attorneys are prepared to support a diverse population of young people and understand the racism and other forms of discrimination and oppression that young people face in legal and public systems. Create and implement a plan to engage a diverse group of pro bono attorneys, including outreach to and engagement with minority bar associations to recruit volunteers. Work with local Volunteer Lawyer Programs to discern what data they can track in terms of demographics of young people served and what could be done collaboratively to increase access to legal aid among youth disproportionately impacted by homelessness, particularly young people of color and LGBTQ+ young people. Regularly participate in all staff meetings, trainings, and identity group conversations on equity, systemic racism, and anti-racism. Data, Technology, Communications, Teamwork, and Administration Work with LCYC staff, assessing current and potentially new technology, to determine the best method of tracking data, managing cases, volunteers, and progress towards program goals; then implement. Track data and outcomes and produce reports, learning how to continually improve upon recruitment, orientation, volunteer support, services for young people, and community relationships. Participate in monthly meetings and an annual retreat with other LCYC staff. Partner with LCYC staff to develop publicity for the pro bono program. Report trends and implications to LCYCs Deputy Director to help inform LCYC policy goals and work. Track time and activities in LCYCs case management system, Clio. ABOUT LCYC: LCYC improves the well-being of young people by advancing their legal rights. We accomplish our mission through direct legal representation, strong community partnerships, and systemic advocacy. We have four program areas: child welfare, juvenile court, youth and family immigration, and youth homelessness. LCYC provides community-based, holistic legal advocacy to expand access to justice for young people in Washington. LCYC was created and continues to evolve in response to the communitys needs. We meet youth where they aregeographically, developmentally, emotionally, culturally, and linguistically. We collaborate with the youth, family members, educators, service providers, and other community partners to ensure that the legal and non-legal needs of the youth are met. LCYC empowers youth by helping them understand and engage in complex legal systems that impact their lives and their families. We help youth understand and assess legal issues, options, potential consequences, and opportunities, before the youth determines the path forward. LCYC is a team of supportive, creative, risk-taking, and flexible attorneys seeking to disrupt the status quo. We are willing to fail forward, make mistakes and learn, and embrace change. We believe humor and teamwork are critical to doing this sometimes incredibly difficult work. TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, brief writing sample, and list of three references to LCYCs Managing Attorney, Rebecca Cate via email at . In your letter of interest, please include the following for your application to be considered: How do you think your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, have prepared you to contribute to our commitment to anti-racism and equity internally and externally? The deadline for applications is February 28th , 2021. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Interviews will be scheduled March 15th 19th, 2021.Tracking

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