Bilingual Pro Bono Coordinator
Pro Bono Coordinator
San Rafael, CA
Legal Aid of Marin provides no-cost, holistic, civil legal services and resources to Marin County residents experiencing poverty and individuals who are currently, or have historically been, marginalized. Legal Aid of Marin’s mission is to create an equitable Marin by empowering the community through legal representation, advocacy, and education. We envision an inclusive Marin with equal justice and opportunity for all.
Legal Aid of Marin (LAM) is a growing, collaborative, civil legal services organization based in San Rafael, California. Each year, LAM Staff provide thousands of Marin residents with access to direct civil legal services and resources. Our priorities include: recovering wages for immigrant workers; advocating on behalf of tenants and enforcing renter protections; providing legal services aimed at homelessness prevention and housing preservation; representing individuals in consumer protection matters, connecting seniors with estate planning services; restoring driver’s licenses and eliminating fines through the Marin Community Court program; increasing access to pro bono legal services in partnership with the private bar; and connecting Marin residents to local community-based organizations providing access to social services. Our Staff works collaboratively to bring services to the community we serve by engaging in regular outreach in partnership with community-based organizations across Marin. We practice holistic and trauma-informed lawyering, working tirelessly to increase Marin County residents’ access to the civil justice system.
Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Programs Officer, the Pro Bono Coordinator supports the development, management, implementation, and evaluation of LAM’s Pro Bono program. The Pro Bono Coordinator recruits legal and non-legal volunteers, administers the placement of pro bono cases and matters, and supports LAM’s legal clinics. The Coordinator establishes partnership opportunities with law firms, corporations, law schools, colleges, bar associations and other organizations. This position serves as an ambassador to the private sector, other community-based organizations, and statewide pro bono networks, among others. The Coordinator actively supports projects where fundraising and pro bono engagement intersect. The Coordinator supports volunteer recognition and fundraising events, communicates with volunteers, and participates in other projects that relate to systems, funds development, services delivery, data, and outcomes.
- Duties Include:
• Develop, sustain, and expand relationships with lawyers, law firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools
• Develop and implement pro bono projects with lawyers, law firms and corporate counsel
• Partner with other legal nonprofits and agencies on projects related to pro bono and access to justice
• Enhance LAM’s visibility among local lawyers and law firms, other potential funding sources, and within the community, including through relationships, communications, and strategic partnerships
• Track, implement, and communicate trends, initiatives, and best practices as they relate to pro bono and access to justice
• Record and gather data as needed from the Programs Officer and other LAM Staff relating to volunteers, case matters, outcomes, and clients
• Coordinate LAM's pro bono program, which offers a wide range of opportunities for attorneys, law students, and other volunteers to engage in pro bono service
• Coordinate lawyer, law firm, law school and other community outreach programs and recruitment for legal and non-legal volunteers including attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and interpreters
• Secure placement of all pro bono cases and matters (including clinics) and manage all resources that go into these cases and matters
• Support the administration, tracking, evaluation, and reporting of all pro bono activities
• Support LAM’s summer and school-year intern and externship programs, including recruitment and hiring
• In close consultation with the Programs Officer and Executive Director, execute the long-range goals, strategies, and policies to further LAM’s pro bono initiatives
• Support various projects where pro bono intersects with fundraising, development, programs, and systems
• Produce draft grant proposals, reports, and other projects that relate to systems, services delivery and outcomes
• Serve as a resource to staff on volunteer-related issues and assist with staff-volunteer relationships as needed
• Complete additional tasks as required to support the Programs Officer, Executive Director, and organizational mission.
- • Fluent in Spanish written and spoken
• Demonstrated commitment to LAM’s mission and vision and working with marginalized communities
• Experience working collaboratively with others
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact skillfully with diverse stakeholders, including law firm partners, board members, academics, potential funders, volunteers, fellow staff members, clients, and community-based organizations
• Enthusiasm for pro bono engagement, and the ability to represent the program positively throughout the County, region, and state
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to adapt to quickly shifting priorities and organizational change
• Intermediate-Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office suite and able to enter and report data using LAM’s case management and data collection systems
• Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
• Valid California driver’s license, reliable transportation, and car insurance
• Ability to travel throughout the County for work-related functions
• Ability to record, track, and analyze data
• Willingness to receive constructive feedback and address identified opportunities for growth
• Willingness to follow instructions and deliver results in a timely and efficient manner
This position is exempt. The starting salary range is $70,000 to $75,000, depending on experience. LAM employee benefits include paid holidays, accrued personal leave, sick leave, employee health insurance coverage, and retirement plan participation with an employer contribution after six months of employment.
How to ApplyPlease send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three professional references via email to Julia Calderon, Office Manager at: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Our review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Due to the number of candidates, we will only contact candidates moving forward in the interviewing process.
Legal Aid of Marin is committed to promoting a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC individuals, LGBTQ community members, veterans, people with disabilities, and individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and refrain from discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.