Part-Time Maryland Staff Attorney
Amara Legal Center
August 1, 2023
The Amara Legal Center is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to providing free legal services to survivors of sex trafficking and sex workers. To learn more about the Amara Legal Center’s mission and work, please visit www.amaralegal.org. Amara seeks a part-time attorney to provide trauma-informed legal representation to clients in Maryland.
J.D. from an accredited law school
At least one to three years of litigation experience in family law or related field
Ability to pay close attention to detail, successfully manage time, and prioritize workload
Strong interest and/or knowledge regarding human trafficking, social justice, and public interest
Excellent research and writing skills
Demonstrated proficiency in Google Suite
Experience using case management software
Ability to follow instructions in order to complete projects or assignments
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to attend meetings and court hearings throughout Maryland
Member in good standing of the Maryland Bar
Independently provide trauma-informed legal advice, advocacy, and representation on cases in Maryland, including, but not limited to child custody and other family law issues, civil protection orders, criminal record vacatur/expungement, name changes, and crime victims advocacy
Maintain updated case notes and time entries on all client matters in Amara’s case management system. Distribute and review client surveys upon case closure.
Conduct Human Trafficking trainings and Know Your Rights workshops
Comply with grant metrics, restrictions, and goals
Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director
Demonstrated experience, knowledge, or interest working with low income individuals and survivors of trauma
Experience conducting trainings and community outreach activities
Licensed to practice in federal court or neighboring jurisdictions Virginia or DC
The Amara Legal Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, work related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, family responsibilities or any other factor that protects from employment discrimination.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $25.00 – $30.00 per hour
Benefits: Health insurance
License/Certification: Bar (Preferred)
Work Location: Remote
How To Apply
This staff attorney is part-time (10-15 hours/week) and reports to the Executive Director. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.