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.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Legal Director will provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of Still She Rises, Inc. (SSR). The Legal Director will be responsible for leading the expansion of the holistic practices of SSR, development of team members, and recruiting. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Legal Director will be responsible for ensuring that the practices of the organization align with the strategic goals set out by the Executive Director. An integral part of this role will require supervision of the work performed by staff attorneys, client advocates, investigators, and paralegals. The ideal Legal Director will be a leader who showcases a record of investment in client-centered holistic legal advocacy. The Legal Director must be someone who is both invested and invigorated by developing others. This role must understand the importance of the diverse roles of a multidisciplinary team at SSR and have specific strategies for how to align those roles in the most client-centered way.


Leadership and Management

  • Provide practical guidance and supportive accountability and direction to the leadership team to ensure its members have the tools to develop SSR staff thoughtfully and intentionally towards the organizations goals
  • Support the Executive Director in representing the organization externally to bolster its relationships with organizations aligned in mission, vision and/or values
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop standards, policies, objectives and goals for the organization that allow the services SSR provides to continue to evolve in a mission-driven way


  •  Work with internal team members and external partners to develop communications strategies aligned with SSR’s goals and elevate the organization’s profile
  • Work collaboratively with funders
  • Serve on various task forces and external committees relevant to legal services of SSR
  • Manage relationships with peer organizations to foster opportunities for coordinated training and strategy
  • Manage relationships with various court and system players to foster best practices within those systems and our own internal strategies


  • Coordinate recruitment, training and support of team members
  • Prioritize retention and recruitment strategies for all current and prospective SSR members
  • Facilitate holistic collaboration through increased intentional internal communication among team members within the organization
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing current and future growth


  • 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: $130,000 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.    

  • Relevant work experience and JD required
  • Managerial experience with prior experience coaching 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
Preferred Qualifications
  • Civil Legal Aid, Parent Defense or Indigent Defense experience
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience
  • Exceptional team building and management skills