Pro Bono Coordinator

Community Law Center, Inc.

Location

Baltimore, MD (partially remote)

Category

Attorney

Posted

August 8, 2022

Type

Part-Time

Description/Duties

We seek candidates who will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for our clients, volunteers, and staff.

  • Match nonprofit organizations seeking legal representation with pro bono attorneys.
  • Provide assistance to clients and case support to volunteer attorneys handling pro bono cases with regular check-ins during first two weeks of placement and every six months thereafter until case is closed.
  • Vet and maintain an active pro bono attorney roster.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of statewide trainings in substantive areas of law for pro bono volunteers.
  • Work closely with law firms, solo practitioners, law schools, bar associations, and affiliate pro bono groups across Maryland to recruit and train pro bono professionals and other volunteers.
  • Coordinate with clients and pro bono volunteers to determine case outcomes and proper tracking of the work.
  • Work closely with the Resources Manager to ensure a smooth intake process for clients being assigned to volunteer attorneys.
  • Create opportunities for recognition of clients and pro bono volunteers.
  • Maintain a list of pro bono attorneys by specialization and passion for the work of the client.
  • Draft grant applications and reports for the Program.
  • Maintain case information in Salesforce.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Full description: https://communitylaw.org/volunteer/employment-internship-opportunities/

Skills/Qualifications

The following skills are required:

  • J.D. required. Prefer member of the Maryland bar, or eligible for Maryland Bar.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce or other data and case management systems
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills that are effective for a wide variety of audiences and education levels
  • Ability to research, organize, and track large amounts of information
  • Creative and proactive problem-solving
  • Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of legal and other sensitive information
  • Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines
  • Friendly, kind, empathetic, energetic, diligent and patient
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Eagerness to assist other staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Understanding of race equity principles and commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppression lifelong learning
  • Dedication to Community Law Center’s mission, vision, and values

The following are preferred, but not required:

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, nonprofit organizations and neighborhood-led organizations
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the city of Baltimore
  • Grant writing and reporting experience
  • Community organizing experience
  • Volunteerism

Compensation

$33,000 – $40,000

Salary is based on number of hours worked. Position is expected to be 24 hrs/wk but it can be flexible. Work hours are also flexible. Bonuses are considered each July depending on funding availability.

·        Flexible work schedule

·        Remote and in-office work flexibility. Generally Mon – Wed in office, Thurs – Friday remote.

·        Employer pays 100% premiums for employee health, vision, and dental insurance

·        Small staff with friendly and supportive work environment

Position has the possibility of becoming full-time.

How To Apply

Applications submitted before August 31, 2022 will be given priority.

Please include a cover letter indicating the number of hours you would be interested in working, desired salary, the ability to work in-person and remote, and your qualifications for the position. Please also include a writing sample that is illustrative of your writing skill and style. This may be a professional paper, presentation or brochure. The sample should not be edited or designed by another person.

Send all information to: Kristine Dunkerton, Executive Director at kristined@communitylaw.org.  No phone calls please.