Organization Summary

Charitable Allies is a law firm for nonprofit organizations. We regularly litigate on behalf of nonprofits. Such cases include multi-party and complex civil litigation with claims of breach of contract, IIBR, UPMIFA violations, misuse of charitable funds, defamation, ICVRA, estate/probate claims fraudulent inducement, and administrative and regulatory investigations.

We also assist nonprofits across the country to incorporate, develop organizational documents, and file with the IRS (and, where applicable, the appropriate state agencies) for tax exemption and charitable status recognition. We’re organized and operated as a “low bono” 501(c)(3) legal aid law firm for nonprofits, which basically means we’re a law firm for small businesses that happen to be nonprofits!

We’re a small-ish organization with a huge work ethic that still likes to take a time out and have fun on occasion. We have been rapidly growing over the past several years. 

 

Position Summary:

Currently seeking a junior- to mid-level (2-5 year) business litigation staff attorney that wants to work hard and sees a future full of personal career growth and success while representing nonprofits. Slackers need not apply! 😉

This is an exciting Staff Attorney II and Program Officer – Business Litigation opportunity, based in Indianapolis IN, that offers a variety of complex legal matters and projects; and provides general business counseling and other transactional work across a wide range of nonprofit organizations. Come help us save the turtles!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing strategic litigation support to nonprofit organizations.
  • Conducts litigation projects and legal matter management with the assistance and supervision of the managing attorney; consistently exercises sound independent judgment.
  • Identifies and drives development of legal strategies for the Company; manages client expectations to balance requirements and competing priorities; provides useful legal advice and alternative solutions.
  • Expected to work independently and cross-functionally to bring team members together to efficiently and effectively execute the company’s growth strategy.
  • Brings practical solutions and business acumen to all litigation initiatives.
  • Must have the ability to think strategically, assess the legal and business implications of litigation and provide thoughtful, timely, practical and nonprofit-savvy advice.
  • Requires strong organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple high-priority projects simultaneously and a willingness to be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Acts as trusted advisor for nonprofit organizations; has strong grasp of tax-exempt environment and the industry; provides legal as well as practical advice within the appropriate business context; understands and manages client expectations.
  • Ensures efficient and timely communication with colleagues and team members.
  • Provide talking points for nonprofit boards and Officers in regards to litigation to engage stakeholders and keep them informed.

 

Qualifications

  • Legal experience minimum of 2-5 years in the field of litigation, especially complex business litigation
  • Strong drafting and communication skills
  • Strong interest in litigation, with specific interest in tax-exempt organizations
  • Willingness and ability to handle a wide range of legal issues for various constituencies, with a strong focus on customer service
  • Strong people management skills
  • The ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions; strategic and innovative thinker who can bring value to his or her clients and find creative solutions to complex legal problems
  • Ability to see and handle more than the legal issues of a project; strong, pragmatic nonprofit acumen with the ability to recognize the nonprofit consequences of legal advice
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics, as well as respect for others
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across various disciplines and cultures

 

Education

  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • License to practice law in Indiana

 

Compensation and Benefits

Pay is excellent for the sector! Base annual salary commensurate with experience (between $66,400 and $76,400) plus monthly and annual bonuses (totaling up to $13,600). Additional benefits include options such as our 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with a 5% employer match, a QSE-HRA ($5,250/individual or $10,600/family), paid vacation and sick time, paid opportunities for professional development and continuing education, and other personal and professional benefits. Pay in the six-figures reasonably possible within a few years. We will also pay relocation expenses and Indiana bar prep for the right candidate.

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, list of references and three writing samples, to include:

  1. a major pleading with memorandum or legal analysis (Motion and Memo to Dismiss or Motion and Memo for Summary Judgment or Response to either);
  2. a complaint;
  3. substantive discovery responses with objections or other detailed, in-depth discovery-related work

to Kristen Revall, Legal Operations Manager, at krevall@charitableallies.org. We will begin interviews in the first week of January 2020, notifying candidates that they have been selected for an interview in mid-December 2019.