Deputy Director Remote Services – MCLA – MCHC – (2033)

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Location

Annapolis, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

June 5, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance, LLC (MCLA) seeks to close the gap in legal services in Maryland by providing brief legal advice from lawyers to unrepresented litigants with civil legal issues. MCLA, through a contract with the Maryland Judiciary, operates Court Help Centers throughout Maryland to provide legal advice to civil litigants in person and over phone, chat, email and videoconference.

Responsible to Managing Director

Supervision:  Directly supervise two supervising attorneys in Annapolis Remote Services Center; and other offices as directed by the Managing Director.

Essential Function The Deputy Director Remote Services reports to the Managing Director and assists in providing direct oversight and overall management of delivery of high-quality, high-volume, brief legal advice to litigants seeking assistance at the Remote Services Court Help Center.

Job Description: 

The Deputy Director’s duties include:

  • Supervising work of supervising attorneys and providing feedback, formal and informal, as needed.
  • Assisting with hiring, data reporting, developing internal resources, and trainings.
  • Managing and coordinating shifts and service coverage across 11.5 hours that Remote Services are open daily to the public.
  • Building relationships with law firms, solo practitioners, bar associations, law students, and other professionals to recruit pro bono attorneys.
  • Coordinating with MCLA’s supervising attorneys to identify and attend outreach events to promote Court Help Centers.
  • While primary hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, staffing evening hours on occasion and being on-call for supervisory issues as needed.
  • Supporting other MCLA offices as needed.
  • Providing brief legal advice and information to self-represented litigants in connection with civil legal issues including, but not limited to, Landlord and Tenant Matters, Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters, Return of Property, Domestic Violence/Peace Orders, Family Law, and Foreclosure.
  • Assisting self-represented litigants in drafting their pleadings and motions, preparing for trial, completing court forms, and understanding court documents and the law.
  • Making referrals to appropriate legal services organizations, agencies, and lawyer referral services when appropriate.

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • Admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.
  • Five or more years of legal experience with significant supervisory experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Mentoring and teaching skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

Compensation

$91,400 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply

Apply for Deputy Director Remote Services – Annapolis using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=2006352630_3793&jobId=441000&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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