Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) seeks an experienced attorney to lead a team of energetic attorneys serving rural Alaskans. Many of the problems facing low-income Alaskans are magnified in rural Alaska, with its remoteness and lack of services. ALSC’s rural attorneys work to enforce the rights of rural residents and to improve the quality of life in rural Alaska.
The Rural Supervising Attorney, who will be based in Anchorage, will remotely supervise ALSC’s five most rural offices: Nome, Kotzebue, Bethel, Utqiagvik, and Dillingham. The position requires frequent travel to rural offices and remote communities around the state.
This position provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced attorney who wants to use teaching and leadership skills to improve the lives of low-income rural Alaskans. The Rural Supervising Attorney will ensure that less experienced staff attorneys working in remote offices have the necessary support, mentoring and capacity to fully develop their litigation and advocacy skills and effectively serve their communities. The attorney will serve as an advisor and co-counsel in litigation. The Rural Supervising Attorney will have the opportunity to plan and organize ALSC’s rural advocacy efforts and to help ALSC’s rural attorneys work effectively and creatively for their clients.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to serving low-income rural communities and an understanding of the particular challenges of delivering legal services in rural areas. Prior experience serving Alaska Native or Native American communities is preferred.
Minimum of five years civil legal experience required. One year managing attorney experience preferred. Applicants must be admitted to practice law in Alaska or admitted to practice in another state and eligible for an Alaska Bar Rule 43 waiver. Information on Bar admission or requirements for a waiver can be found at www.alaskabar.org.
Salary $54,024 – $76,896 DOE. Generous personal leave and benefits package, including partial reimbursement of relocation expenses, provided. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, persons of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, persons with disabilities, and persons from other underrepresented groups (including Alaska Native and Native Americans) to apply.
Position will be open until filled. To apply, submit resume, writing sample, and list of three professional references to:
Nikole Nelson, Executive Director
Please reference Rural Supervising Attorney in the subject line.