Access to Justice Assistant 2019-05-27T20:50:27+00:00

Job description:

Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program – New Orleans, Louisiana
United States

SUMMARY OF POSITION: Assists the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice (ATJ) Department by providing secretarial and administrative support in all phases of departmental projects, the operation of the Access to Justice Department and the activities of the committees staffed by department members.
DUTIES: Provides assistance in the numerous and varied projects undertaken by the Access to Justice Department in meeting its goal of providing for a strong, stable statewide legal services provider network for Louisiana’s indigent, and provides general departmental secretarial and administrative assistance.
Plans, coordinates, calendars and maintains the minutes for meetings of the committees, subcommittees, Louisiana Access to Justice Commission and other groups with whom the ATJ staff meet.
Coordinates the annual LSBA Pro Bono Publico & Children’s Law awards, and Lawyers in Libraries programs which support and encourage those providing pro bono and low cost civil legal services to poor Louisianans. Assists with the Louisiana Justice Community Conference. Assists in preparing registration material and provides onsite staffing as required for Access to Justice functions.

Interacts with and provides technical assistance to legal aid programs and pro bono providers as appropriate.
Schedules and prepares material for annual lobbying efforts on national and state levels. Assists in developing and tracking statewide data regarding the need for and ongoing efforts in providing civil legal services.
Assists and coordinates the distribution and publication of material to the in-house, local, state and national media as required on Access to Justice issues.
Develops and updates content for the Access to Justice portions of the LSBA website.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum three years of related experience in professional environment or appropriate education. Bachelor’s degree required
.Demonstrated social justice involvement a priority.
 KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: Excellent organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills.

Ability to anticipate and complete tasks with limited supervision.

Pleasant, courteous and professional demeanor.

Ability to handle details with accuracy.

Ability to meet deadlines and handle/prioritize multiple tasks.

Proficient in using advanced technology, internet applications and conducting internet research.

Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Commitment to providing civil legal services to the poor.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Strong member service orientation.

Commitment to excellence.

Willingness to assist other staff members when necessary.