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August 22, 2013

D.C. Law Students In Court Program, Inc. (LSIC) is seeking an Executive Director. LSIC is a nonprofit public interest law firm and clinical education program that draws students from five national law schools in Washington, D.C.  Students are court-certified and represent indigent clients in civil and criminal cases in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  D.C. Law Students in Court is one of the largest and oldest legal service providers in D.C. It is an equal opportunity employer.




The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive LSIC and reports to the Board of Directors.  The ED has overall strategic and operational responsibility for carrying out the mission of the organization, ensuring its financial sustainability as well as the quality of its educational and service programs and staff.




Leadership and Staff Management & Development


· Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans.  Execute plans and policies authorized by the Board

·Ensure effective fundraising systems and regularly evaluate program components

·Direct Human Resource systems to include recruitment, professional development and termination of employees

·Further develop evaluation system for employees and conduct regular evaluations

·Maintain a work environment that attracts, develops and motivates diverse and well-qualified staff


Fundraising and Financial Management


·Ensure sound financial practices by preparing and administering annual budget within guidelines

·Continue to develop and expand LSIC's independent fundraising capacity by deepening alumni fundraising, developing productive relationships with current and potential donors, identifying and pursuing grant opportunities, and identifying new revenue sources consistent with maintaining program focus

·Maintain records, ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations


Communication and External Relations


·         Enhance program coordination with participating law schools, including creating and working with an Educational Advisory Committee, soliciting faculty views and participation in program development

·         Ensure effective recruitment of law students to the program

·         Establish relationships and cooperative arrangements with local courts and bar as well as with the LSIC client community and other service providers

·         Monitor and ensure effectiveness for all aspects of organizational communication to include web presence, law school communication, client groups, alumni, court and bar


Additional Responsibilities to the Board of Directors


·Keep Board fully informed on the condition (financial and otherwise) of the organization

·Facilitate the work of the Board and its committees by developing resource materials, providing reports, proposals, advice and counsel to assist the Board in setting policy and monitoring performance

·Assist the Board in the recruitment of new board members




The ED must be fully committed to the educational and service missions of LSIC.  All candidates should have demonstrated leadership, decision-making, relationship, and financial experience, with a balance from among the following:


·Advanced degree (JD preferred, with DC Bar membership or application)

·10+ years of experience, preferably including

oLitigation on behalf of indigent clients

oClinical or other experiential teaching

oResponsibility for the development and administration of budget

oNon-profit fundraising

oStrong leadership skills, including proven track record of decision-making, implementation and follow through

oEffective analytical and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to build consensus among diverse groups

oEffective organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

·Salary range is $100,000 - $110,000, depending on experience.


All inquiries should be sent to:


William W. Taylor, III

Chair, Search Committee

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

1800 M Street, NW

Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20036

wtaylor@zuckerman.com with a subject line of “LSIC – Executive Director”


Deadline for applications is October 1, 2013.



D.C. Law Students in Court Program, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, affording equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or sexual orientation.

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