Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ensure that CPLP provides effective and exemplary, client- centered legal representation to all clients.
- Supervise staff in providing effective legal representation for every case, including but not limited to litigation, court processes, and ethical obligations.
- Carry a reduced caseload in addition to management responsibilities; provide excellent representation on those cases.
- Effectively supervise staff by supporting staff, clearly defining expectations, evaluating staff performance, providing constructive feedback and assistance, resolving complaints, and distributing caseloads equitably.
- Work with support staff to schedule and hold regular staff meetings to foster collaborative program and administrative updates, strategizing, and advocacy on case-related work.
- Strategize and implement the optimal use of case consultants, volunteers, and contractors as members of attorney legal teams.
Oversee CPLP’s day-to-day operations and collaborate with leadership on long-term strategic planning to ensure effective and efficient programming and operations.
- Oversee staff use of CPLP’s case management and billing systems and utilize reports and data in all decision-making including attorney performance evaluations.
- Oversee coordination of grant management activities among attorneys and liaise with development staff regarding grant management, including facilitating timely and accurate reporting to grant funders.
- Oversee coordination of communication activities among attorneys with communication staff.
- Monitor staff and other resource allocation within the law firm (including approval of law firm travel) and assist the Executive Director in resource allocation decisions in light of strategic and/or programmatic objectives and grant requirements.
- Work within the law firm and with other departments as necessary to acquire resources for the law firm, including library and online research resources.
- Oversee and manage the recruitment, hiring, and professional development of all legal staff and legal assistants.
- Oversee the orientation, on boarding, and training of legal staff, including training on new technology and ongoing professional development.
- Implement the performance review process for legal staff and legal assistants in coordination with the Executive Director.
- Oversee the case intake process and case assignments.
- Oversee the use and implementation of the Case Management Database.
- Manage resources and staff by presenting the needs of CPLP staff to leadership and leading staff in engaging in continuous quality improvement.
- Report to CPLP’s Executive Director on the Managing Attorney’s performance and the office’s overall performance.
Establish and maintain CPLP as a leader in providing effective and client-centered representation and advance the rights and interests of CPLP and its clients.
- Participate in local, state, and national committees and collaborations.
- Maintain professional relationships with other stakeholders in community; effectively represent the rights and interests of CPLP’s clients through collaboration and systemic advocacy.
- Present and train at the state and local level.
- Participate in CPLP’s legislative, policy, and training initiatives by informing CPLP’s policy team about practice and policy implications and by collaborating with CPLP staff.
Develop a specialized workforce of attorneys and case consultants dedicated to CPLP’s mission.
- Work collaboratively with CPLP to develop effective strategies for recruiting and retaining qualified attorneys and case consultants and to expand the diversity, experience, and expertise of CPLP’s workforce.
- Develop effective onboarding, training, support, and supervision protocols that ensure attorneys and case consultants have the skills, knowledge, and tools to effectively represent CPLP’s clients at all phases of proceedings.
- Assess and address individual staff member’s training needs and ensure staff access to relevant training opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment
- License to practice in the State of Colorado.
- At least 5 years’ experience in housing law.
- Nonprofit and/or law firm management preferred.
- The candidate must have legal experience handling housing matters and relevant experience litigating matters before courts.
- Passion for the CPLP’s mission and the desire, dedication, and work ethic to represent CPLP’s clients and to advance the legal practice of attorneys in their representation of clients.
- Demonstrated attention to detail and excellence in verbal and written communication.
- Demonstrated management and/or leadership skills to support and supervise staff in a positive, productive, and accountable manner and to lead staff in continuous quality improvement and implementation of best and promising practices.
- The ability to communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team and a fast-paced and complex work environment.
- Demonstrated multi-tasking, analytical, and leadership skills, with the ability to anticipate issues, discern priorities, and respond quickly when needed.
Salary range: $95,000 to $115,000 depending on experience. The attorney also would be eligible for all health and 401(k) benefits, and generous vacation policy.