Guided by Firm goals and objectives and the Senior Director of CSR/Pro Bono Counsel, the Pro Bono Manager is responsible for administering and continuing development of the Firm's pro bono program. This role will also develop and manage the Firm's pro bono partnerships with companies, legal service providers, community organizations and bar associations; and assist with firmwide internal and external reporting and public relations regarding pro bono work with the support of the Marketing department. This position can be based in our Mountain View or San Francisco office (with travel to the Mountain View office weekly).
Pro Bono Administration
Review pro bono requests from attorneys and assist in submitting for approval.
Serves as a resource internally to Firm operations, policies, and procedures, and externally to other firms and the Association of Corporate Counsel in pro bono project planning and management.
Coordinate annual Pro Bono Week, awards event, and run Pro Bono Committee meetings as needed.
Support the Pro Bono Counsel in managing program budget.
Serves as a resource and liaison to Firm-sponsored Equal Justice Works Fellow.
Professional Development / Pro Bono Case Management
Assist attorneys in matching projects with their areas of interest and ensure pro bono matters are reassigned as needed.
Screen requests for pro bono assistance from outside organizations/individuals within the area.
Work with the Pro Bono Counsel and appropriate departments to coordinate summer associate pro bono program and participates in orientation as needed.
Attend pro bono practice development conferences and seminars to identify ways to enhance Firm’s program.
Represent the Firm as a liaison by participating in the activities of local and state bar associations, legal service providers, nonprofit organizations and community groups.
Plan programs with in-house legal departments.
External Marketing / Business Development
Development of the Firm’s annual report on Pro Bono, and develop content for the Firm's internal/external websites and marketing pitches.
Applications for awards and commendations for the pro bono work of the Firm and attorneys.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to draft materials, reports and correspondences.
Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities/projects with minimal supervision.
Effective verbal communication and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently as an individual contributor and a team member.
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to develop good working relationships with clients, attorneys and staff professionals.
Highly motivated and results-oriented in managing projects to completion.
Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy and tact in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
The ideal candidate will have prior experience supporting community activities in the legal profession or in a professional capacity. Bachelor's degree required, preferably in liberal arts; JD degree a plus.
To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: http://www.fenwick.com/pages/Careers-Professional-Staff.aspx
Internal Number: R770
About Fenwick & West LLP
Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.