Background

Still She Rises, Inc. (SSR) provides free legal representation to pregnant women, mothers, and women who are caregivers of children, who have been brought into the criminal, child welfare, and housing legal systems. Founded in North Tulsa, Still She Rises offers innovative, client-centered, holistic legal representation. We honor the dignity of the women we serve by championing the goals of each individual client, while also targeting systemic issues impacting the larger community. Still She Rises seeks to employ highly motivated individuals with a commitment to indigent defense.

Position

The Criminal Defense Practice Leader will provide oversight of the day-to-day operations and development of the Criminal Defense Practice. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director and Legal Director, the Practice Leader will be responsible for ensuring that the Criminal Defense Practice is aligned with the strategic goals set out by the Executive Director. The ideal Criminal Practice Leader will be a leader who showcases a record of investment in client-centered holistic legal advocacy and is invigorated by developing others.

Responsibilities

Criminal Practice Development

  • Further develop and continuously elevate the standard of practice through innovative motions, arguments, and strategies
  • Collaborate with the Legal Director to develop and implement training materials for new staff as well as ongoing skill and knowledge trainings
  • Collaborate with other SSR leadership to implement policies, procedures and tools used to develop the practice area and coordinate with the interdisciplinary practice as a whole.
  • Manage relationships with peer organizations and court system players to facilitate efficient and effective advocacy.

Supervision of Criminal Defense Practice Staff

  • Supervise the day-to-day work of all attorneys, and paralegals in the criminal defense practice.
  • Manage intake and case assignments, practice priority implementation, and supervision of appearances, hearings and trials as needed.
  • Support attorneys in their professional development including conducting performance reviews, providing regular feedback, coaching staff in applying best practices, and identifying appropriate resources and training events.

Culture

  • Invest in the continued growth and development of all team members
  • Model thoughtfulness, responsiveness and safety to team members and clients
  • Enforce SSR’s values and commitment to those values through specific behaviors
  • Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging for our clients and team members

Compensation: $120,000 annually + medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, relocation support and 401K with 4% employer contribution.

To apply, please see link below. Combine cover letter and resume in one pdf document, and upload when prompted for resume. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Please contact careers@stillsherises.org with any questions regarding the position.

https://recruitingbypaycor.com/career/CareerHome.action?clientId=8a7883d07ed6004a017f083f269f1fa0

Still She Rises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.    

Requirements
  • 5 + years of criminal defense practice experience
  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Prior experience managing and developing individual team members
  • Enthusiastic alignment and commitment to SSR’s mission, vision and values
  • Ability and desire to manage multiple projects at once
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, gender and social equity and against institutional racism
  • Desire AND experience working with or on behalf of members or marginalized communities
  • Superb communication skills
  • Sound decision-making skills and ability to set clear priorities
Preferred
  • Indigent Defense experience
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience
  • Exceptional team building and management skills
  • Experience working on collaborative, interdisciplinary legal teams