Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing free legal services to persons who are low-income, seniors, and with disabilities, residing in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. ICLS targets services to those in the greatest social or economic need on the belief that everyone deserves access to justice.
ICLS’s services are provided by attorneys, or paralegals under the direct supervision of an attorney. Levels of service include advice and counsel, limited action (includes negotiations and preparation of legal documents), as well as direct representation before administrative law and civil courts. ICLS provides legal assistance in a variety of legal areas, and has eight practice groups, including: Elder Law, Consumer, Housing, Family Law & Domestic Violence, Immigration, Systemic & Impact Litigation, Health, and Public Benefits. ICLS also provides legal assistance in partnership with pro bono attorneys, law students, and other volunteers in a range of projects, including a Small Business Clinic, Expungement Clinic, and others. Visit our website at www.inlandlegal.org for more information.
Since its founding in 1958, ICLS has grown to more than 130 employees, working to ensure access to the justice system by providing free civil legal services. After a 20-year career at ICLS, Executive Director Darrell Moore, Esq. is looking forward to retirement in January 2023. Now, we are looking for the right person to lead the organization for years to come.
The Executive Director oversees the Executive Management Team, which consists of the Deputy Director of Litigation, Deputy Director of Operations, Deputy Director of Community Engagement, and Chief Financial Officer. This team is responsible for the supervision and support of more than 130 staff, which includes 55 attorneys. Through this experienced and dedicated team of professionals, the Executive Director is responsible for advancing ICLS’s Mission and Strategic Plan, as well as the growth of Pro Bono and Community Engagement initiatives. This position serves as the public face of ICLS in support of advocating fully and courageously for civil justice and social equity for those who are low-income in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
The general and specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serves as the public face of ICLS and cultivates relationships with community stakeholders:
Oversees program-wide fiscal issues and promote financial growth, which includes:
Organizational Culture and Values
Embodies ICLS culture and values through:
Pro Bono Stewardship
Promotes development of pro bono program:
Implementation of ICLS’s Strategic Plan
Oversee the 5-year strategic plan to ensure that geography and income become practically irrelevant to service delivery with ICLS’s service area becoming a model for high-quality, full-scope legal representation for those who are low-income. The main pillars of the plan include:
Success in this plan will result in a truly accessible system of civil justice that promotes sustainability in basic needs, which in turn allows for healthy, happy, and productive residents who hold an enduring respect for our civil legal institutions.
Engages and Supports the Board of Directors:
Desired Education, Skills, Abilities, and Experience
$144,000 to $185,000 annually plus competitive benefits
How to Apply:
Submit a compelling letter of interest and resume to:
Sean Keating, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
The recognition of our common humanity is the first step in fostering a diverse and equitable environment. The sum of our unique differences is greater than our individual parts. Our unique stories and experiences allow us to better solve the challenges that our community faces. Staff approach professional relationships with humility across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and/or limited English proficiency with a willingness to consider unique perspectives. Inland Counties Legal Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.