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

Position The Family Defense Practice Leader will provide oversight of the day-to-day operations and development of the Family Defense Practice as our team represents clients whose parental rights are challenged. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director and Legal Director, the Practice Leader will be responsible for ensuring that the Family Defense Practice is aligned with the strategic goals set out by the Executive Director. The ideal Family Defense Practice Leader will be a leader who showcases a record of investment in client-centered holistic legal advocacy and is invigorated by developing others.


Family Defense 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 Family Defense Practice Staff

  • Supervise the day-to-day work of attorneys and paralegal including case assignments, practice priority implementation, and supervision of appearances, hearings and trials as needed.
  • Support FDP staff in their professional development including providing regular feedback, coaching staff in applying best practices, and identifying appropriate resources and training events.


  • 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 behavior
  • Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging for our clients and team members



  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Family defense / parent defense experience
  • 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


  • Indigent Defense experience
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience
  • Exceptional team building and management skills

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

To apply, please see link below. Then 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 with any questions regarding the position.

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