During these challenging times, individuals, law firms, businesses and communities are being called upon to help bring systemic change that is unjustly overdue. At Fenwick, we are aligning our efforts so that we can have the most impact in bringing about sustained and lasting change, in our society and within our Fenwick community. We are investing in listening and learning, giving to organizations that promote equal rights, using our skills as lawyers and professionals to advance social justice and volunteering to strengthen and give back to our communities.
With this in mind, Fenwick is looking for a Pro Bono Manager who will be 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, assist in submitting for approval and draft engagement letters.
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.
Assist Pro Bono Counsel in developing agendas and presentations for quarterly Pro Bono Committee meetings.
Support the Pro Bono Counsel in managing program budget.
Serve as a liaison to outside legal services organizations.
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.
Client Partnerships/Alumni engagement
Work with Pro Bono Counsel to research and identify pro bono opportunities to engage our clients and alumni.
Assist the Pro Bono Counsel with presentations and communications around client partnership opportunities.
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.
Assist Pro Bono Counsel and Marketing department with applications for awards and commendations for the pro bono work of the Firm and attorneys.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
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.
Reporting to the Senior Director of CSR/Pro Bono Counsel, 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.