Manager, Legal Services

Vivent Health
Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Position Purpose

The Manager, Legal Services supports effective and efficient functioning of the legal team and operations. The Manager, Legal Services works closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and is able to adapt to changing priorities, business needs, and is able to proactively identify areas for improvement and take action to address them. The Manager, Legal Services will be a working manager who maintains a case load and executes primary legal activities as required to ensure the legal department goals are met.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the legal function including its programming.
  • Maintain and continue to develop a high-performing legal team including hiring, training, and providing ongoing guidance and mentorship.
  • Develop and manage the legal operations budget, tracking expenditures and optimizing resource allocation to achieve cost-effective operations.
  • Collaborate with Development and Government Relations in seeking new grants to maximize revenue.
  • Maintain case load.
  • Ensure complete and accurate client files and legal documents are maintained electronically as well as hard copy files.
  • Collaborate with staff attorneys and other departments to gather information and support legal initiatives to support providing clients integrated, seamless access to needed services and to help achieve outcomes and goals.
  • Draft legal documents and briefs, negotiate on behalf of clients’ best interest, conduct discovery, and complete appropriate legal research in providing effective legal representation in clients’ court appearances.
  • Escalate high risk matters and cases to hierarchical leadership and in-house counsel for review and adherence to Vivent’s standards.
  • Develop legal policies and procedures for review and approval by hierarchical leadership and in-house counsel.
  • Produce narrative and statistical reports. Provide legal analysis and expertise on HIV legal issues to Vivent Health executive management when presented with media requests or potential legislative reform.
  • Advocate on HIV issues and the law when doing so does not adversely affect the best interests of any LSP client.
  • Delegate cases, projects, and duties amongst staff or refer cases to community collaborators as appropriate. Conduct regular review of case progress.
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders and external organizations including but not limited to community-based organizations, legal associations, and law schools for pipelining talent.
  • Manage legal clinics in statewide offices, as appropriate. Offer educational forums or materials to clients, present across the state on HIV issues, and write for Vivent Health publications on legal topics.
  • Monitor and interpret changes in relevant laws and regulations that may impact operations.
  • Provide regular status report on operations and staff to hierarchical leadership on related activities.
  • Implement special projects and fulfill other duties as assigned.


  • Law Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school
  • Acceptance and in good standing with the State Bar of Wisconsin, or eligible for admission
  • Admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Wisconsin US District Court, or eligible for admission.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in the legal realm with at least 1 year as a practicing attorney preferrably with not-for-profit organizations that provide low/no cost legal services to indigent clients.
  • Previous supervisory experience – minimum 2 years experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of the procedures and processes of the legal system for the State of Wisconsin and the Tenth Federal Circuit Court System.
  • Ability and willingness to become familiar with the local court rules of each county served in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS
  • Strong collaboration skills to interact across all levels of the organization and with external vendors, clients, and government entities; client-service orientation.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail oriented, strong skill in proofreading and a high-level of accuracy in work.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving ability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to interpret legal language and requirements to communicate in an understandable fashion with non-lawyers.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize and reprioritize.
  • Proficiency using legal technology and general productivity tools.

Public Student Loan Forgiveness

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however, our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 c 3, makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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