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Corporate Engagement Counsel

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York is a leader in the field of business law and transactional pro bono. It provides legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that improve the lives of low‐income and disadvantaged New Yorkers. With a talented staff of 24, annual budget of $3.8 million, and 2,000 legal volunteers, Lawyers Alliance serves more than 1,000 organizations each year. This legal assistance translates to stronger nonprofit programs, finances, and operations.  Lawyers Alliance also is active in nonprofit advocacy and national business law pro bono leadership.

Corporate Engagement Counsel Position

Lawyers Alliance seeks an experienced lawyer to continue to expand its corporate relations, New York, and national activities. The Corporate Engagement Counsel will work with other staff and pro bono attorneys to bring a wide range of high-quality legal services and practical information to nonprofit organizations benefiting the well-being of New Yorkers.

Responsibilities

  • Attract and retain a strong and steady pool of quality pro bono attorneys from corporate legal departments to represent Lawyers Alliance's nonprofit clients helping low-income and disadvantaged individuals and communities in New York City.   
  • Develop, coordinate, and participate in new and existing types of pro bono opportunities for business and transactional attorneys from selected corporations, including legal representation projects, pro bono clinics, days of service, law firm and corporate partnerships, and educational trainings.
  • Expand and maintain institutional pro bono relationships with the corporations in Lawyers Alliance's volunteer network.
  • Expand fundraising and maintain philanthropic giving from corporate legal departments and corporations, and assist with Board development and Gala honoree cultivation from corporate legal departments.
  • Manage and expand Lawyers Alliance’s brief advisory services, including resource calls handled by staff attorneys, and special limited scope pro bono representation initiatives as needed, such as managing an employment law helpline involving attorneys from law firm and corporations.
  • With colleagues, help organize Exponentum™ Day of Service, an event held in coordination with the national network of business law pro bono providers serving different geographic regions around the United States, whose members collaborate on joint legal and educational projects and work with law firms and corporations to advance the field of business law pro bono nationwide. Manage other potential joint training and service projects with national partners.
  • Coordinate and participate in Lawyers Alliance's client outreach, client intake, case placement, volunteer support and training, quality control, case closing, and program evaluation functions related to corporate pro bono projects.
  • Write and distribute timely articles, analyses, and marketing materials, and make oral presentations, to encourage and support corporate pro bono legal work.
  • Assist in volunteer recognition and special projects as they relate to Lawyers Alliance’s corporate counsel and national initiatives.

Experience and Attributes

  • At least at least 5 to 15 years of relevant work experience. Experience related to the corporate sector, corporate transactions, nonprofits, managing junior staff, volunteer management, and relational databases are all a plus.
  • Admission to the New York State Bar.
  • Able to work with varying people and constituencies, highly organized, clear and effective communicator, and excellent at multi-tasking and coordinating a variety of messages, audiences, and projects.

Next Steps

If you want to join knowledgeable and passionate colleagues who enjoy making a difference, consider applying now. This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits. Anticipated annual salary range is $82,250 to $105,000, depending on experience. 

Interested applicants should submit resume and cover letter to corporateengagementsearch@lawyersalliance.org as soon as possible. Provide a brief explanation in your cover letter of what interests you in this position at this time and how your interest or experience relates to Lawyers Alliance’s work. 

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position involves certain in person activities; COVID-19 vaccination required.

This position is being announced in late September 2022 and can begin as soon as possible.

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Development Director - Nonprofit Serving Nonprofits

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York is a leader in the field of business law and transactional pro bono. It provides legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that improve the lives of low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers. With a talented staff of 24, annual budget of $3.8 million, and 2,000 legal volunteers, Lawyers Alliance serves more than 1,000 organizations each year. This legal assistance translates to stronger nonprofit programs, finances, and operations.

Looking forward, Lawyers Alliance plans to provide more and better services to nonprofits working in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color throughout New York City and continue to have a positive impact on pandemic recovery and economic renewal. In the coming years, it also seeks to expand its nonprofit advocacy and national pro bono leadership roles.

 

Development Director Position

Lawyers Alliance seeks a Development Director to support and advance its plans. The Development Director is responsible for the management, growth, and diversification of a multi-faceted and effective development program. In addition to being a strategic, creative and methodical thinker and fundraiser, the Development Director must be an adaptive and engaged project manager. The Development Director will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Board and management staff to prepare and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan to achieve budgeted goals for contributed revenues from foundations, law firms, individuals, corporations, and special events.
  • Lead the expansion of private foundation funding by securing contributions from new private foundation funders and increased grants from existing funders.
  • Research and prepare clear and persuasive letters of inquiry, grant proposals, donor appeals, and reports to foundations, including those that emphasize Lawyers Alliance’s work with nonprofits focused on economic opportunity, housing and human services, quality education, urban health, and community arts.
  • Develop and execute the Business Law & Leadership Gala, an annual celebration that raises the organization’s visibility and generally nets more than $500,000 a year.
  • Plan and direct a successful annual law firm appeal, chaired by a law firm managing partner, to raise more than $900,000 in annual support.
  • Guide and engage current and prior Board members in meaningful development opportunities and cultivate individual donor relationships.
  • Create and oversee timely individual appeals, conduct strategic outreach to banks and corporations, and pursue relevant government funding opportunities.
  • Supervise the work of mid-level and junior development staff (1 to 1.5 positions) and support their professional growth.
  • Assist in in preparation of the annual operating budget, financial and cash flow reports, and other development, finance, program, marketing, and management activities, as needed.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization and with multiple external audiences.

Experience and Attributes

  • At least seven to fifteen years of fundraising experience with increasing responsibility; Bachelor’s degree.
  • Substantial experience with all aspects of private foundation fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience organizing and executing complex or multiple time-sensitive fundraising projects and events involving many participants and deadlines.
  • Clear and compelling writer and speaker; strategic, creative, thoughtful, and methodical fundraiser; and constructive collaborator.
  • Desire and flexibility to take on new and varied challenges, with an eye for both near-term and long-range goals.
  • Technologically savvy and able to make the most of relational databases and multiple communication tools to reach donors.
  • Familiarity with the legal sector and/or fundraising for a nonprofit organization providing technical assistance to other organizations is a plus.

Compensation

If you want to join knowledgeable and passionate colleagues who enjoy making a difference, consider applying now. This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits. Anticipated annual salary range is $110,000 to $130,000.  Salary will be set commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

This position is being announced in November 2022 and will begin once filled. It is likely to be a hybrid position, primarily in person with flexibility for certain work to be done remotely.

Next Steps

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to DDsearch@lawyersalliance.org as soon as possible. The cover letter should articulate why candidate is interested in being part of Lawyers Alliance at this time.

If you want to join knowledgeable and passionate colleagues who enjoy making a difference, consider applying now. Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Client Relations Associate

About Us

Founded in 1969, Lawyers Alliance for New York is a leader in the field of business law and transactional pro bono. It provides legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that improve the lives of low‐income and disadvantaged New Yorkers. With a talented staff of 24, annual budget of $3.8 million, and 2,000 legal volunteers, Lawyers Alliance serves more than 1,000 organizations each year. This legal assistance translates to stronger nonprofit programs, finances, and operations. Lawyers Alliance also is active in nonprofit advocacy and national business law pro bono leadership.

Client Relations Associate Position

Lawyers Alliance seeks a Client Relations Associate to join our well-respected and dedicated staff and serve as a key liaison between Lawyers Alliance and the nonprofit organizations it assists throughout the City’s five boroughs.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement client outreach activities, including research, oral, written, and social media strategies, to help Lawyers Alliance reach and serve more nonprofit groups, and represent Lawyers Alliance at visibility-raising events.
  • Coordinate Lawyers Alliance’s client intake and screening process for new, existing, and returning clients, including the review of requests for legal assistance, communications with prospective clients, creating and maintaining client and case files, and framing of pro bono projects for volunteer attorneys.
  • Update and use a relational database that tracks clients, volunteers, donors, alumni, and event information, and generate related database reports to advance programming.
  • Monitor case activity and troubleshoot as needed to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and a positive client/volunteer experience.
  • Work closely with Pro Bono Associate and Pro Bono Counsel, and assist with pro bono placement activities as necessary, to help leverage volunteer talent and better serve nonprofits.;
  • Administer and utilize information from case closing surveys and outcomes measurement system for client outreach, quality control, program improvement, and marketing that reflects the impact of Lawyers Alliance’s services.
  • Administer a Resource Call Hotline, whereby staff attorneys answer inquiries and provide information about nonprofit law and nonprofit legal issues. 
  • Work on additional other program, fundraising, and special projects as assigned.

 Experience and Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and at least two to four years of relevant post-college work experience in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, customer service, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Adept with relational databases and digital management; pays close attention to detail.
  • Is a proactive and flexible thinker and is able to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for New York’s nonprofit sector.

Next Steps

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a deeply committed team engaged in some of New York City’s most exciting public interest work. This position offers competitive compensation and strong benefits. Anticipated annual salary range is $60,000 to $63,000 depending on experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to clientrelationssearch@lawyersalliance.org as soon as possible. Provide a brief explanation in your cover letter of what interests you in this position at this time and how your interest or experience relates to Lawyers Alliance’s work.

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position involves certain in person activities; COVID-19 vaccination required.

This position is being announced in late October 2022 and can begin as soon as possible.

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Lawyers Alliance for New York Internship Opportunities

Lawyers Alliance for New York's Board, staff, and volunteer attorneys are an unparalleled team of professionals who, together with our donors, are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in low-income communities throughout New York City. By specializing in business and transactional legal services for nonprofits, Lawyers Alliance enhances our clients' performance, which translates into expanded and improved programs for the families, children, and adults who need them most. We periodically are looking for student interns to join us, as volunteers or as part of a school-funded arrangement.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for any internship position will be a motivated, detail-oriented team player who takes initiatives. We welcome candidates who are flexible and have a positive attitude. Applicants must be able to come to the office in-person. 

Lawyers Alliance for New York is committed to providing a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

 

School Year Undergraduate Internships

Lawyers Alliance seeks a motivated college junior or senior for a volunteer unpaid internship. The intern will be expected to work for at least 8 hours per week for at least ten weeks and will:

  • Conduct online factual research related to the nonprofit sector and pro bono trends and assist Lawyers Alliance staff in gathering and analyzing research;
  • Participate in Lawyers Alliance's client intake process;
  • Assist in planning special events, such as pro bono clinics and volunteer awards.
  • Collaborate with and observe staff members at various levels to learn more about the nonprofit and legal sectors; and
  • Complete other projects as requested.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to InternSearch@lawyersalliance.org

 

School Year Legal Internships

Lawyers Alliance for New York offers unpaid internships for law students during the school year on the basis of student interest, staff attorney availability, and client need. Law student interns work with staff attorneys to provide legal assistance and information to nonprofits related to corporate, real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, and other legal topics. Examples of prior assignments include assisting with client intake for a charter school with corporate law questions, assisting with a real estate construction loan closing for a supportive housing organization, and updating materials to be used in an employment law workshop for nonprofit managers.

How to Apply:  Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Legal_Intern_Search@lawyersalliance.org with the subject line, “Application for [Fall/Spring] Internship.”  To be considered for a Fall internship, materials must be submitted between July 1 and August 1.  For Spring internships, materials must be submitted between October 1 and November 1.

 

Summer Legal Internships

Lawyers Alliance seeks four 1L or 2L law students for a 10-week unpaid or school-funded summer internship position each year. Summer interns will:

  • Work with staff attorneys to provide legal assistance and information to nonprofits related to corporate, real estate, employment, intellectual property, tax, and other legal topics;Conduct online factual research relevant to New York nonprofits;
  • Participate in Lawyers Alliance's client intake process;
  • Follow up by telephone and email with clients and volunteer attorneys to obtain status information regarding all active legal matters;
  • Draft and update various memos, legal alerts and other written materials; and
  • Complete other projects as requested.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Legal_Intern_Search@lawyersalliance.org with the subject line “Application for Summer Internship”. To be considered for a summer internship, materials must be submitted between January 1 and February 1.

 

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