Staff Attorney – Consumer Protection Project

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland


Baltimore, MD




August 24, 2023




The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is seeking a bright, highly competent and conscientious attorney with a commitment to public interest lawyering to join the Housing Law section of its Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP). CAP is an innovative, highly effective pro bono program providing day-of-court, limited scope representation to consumers and tenants in district court with the support of staff and volunteer attorneys. The CAP staff attorney is expected to develop expertise in tenant advocacy in district court and to recruit, train, and mentor CAP volunteer attorneys. Because the CAP staff attorney will staff and coordinate multiple courthouse-based pro bono clinics per week, the ideal candidate for this position thrives in a fast-paced, sometimes varying work environment, enjoys representing clients in court multiple times per week, and is a cooperative, reliable team-player and self-starter. Applicants should be passionate about advocating for the rights of tenants and enthusiastic about the opportunity to develop an expertise in limited scope, day-of-court legal triage and representation in district court.


Provide direct legal services to tenants through PBRC’s district court pro bono clinics (“CAP Clinics”) held
multiple times per week at Baltimore City District Court and Baltimore County District Courts;

Manage a small in-house caseload of landlord/tenant cases, including Tenant Holding Over, Breach of Lease and Escrow cases.

Assist with recruitment, training, mentoring and support of PBRC volunteer attorneys.

Ensure accurate data collection for clinic clients and consistently strive to meet CAP goals performance

Maintain organized records for Project and contribute to grant applications and reports as assigned by CAP

Collaborate with Project partner organizations, local law schools, and other legal services and community
organizations on consumer and tenant advocacy efforts; and Participate in advocacy, stakeholder, and coalition meetings as well as other collaborative groups as assigned by CAP Director.


Admission to the Bar in the state of Maryland (or expected admission within six months);

Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience;

Self-motivated, highly organized with exceptional time management and task prioritization skills;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking ability;

Strong attention to detail with excellent record-keeping skills;

Experience with our client communities, including lived experience;

Experience with data collection and grant compliance;

Ability to cooperate and build camaraderie with a variety of people, including other staff, volunteers, clients,
public interest organizations, governmental entities, Board members, and donors;

Understanding of the principles of race and socio-economic equity and its application to PBRC’s work and

Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and an interest in promoting access to justice.


Competitive salary ranging from $ 70,000 to $95,000 depending on experience

Full-time position with excellent benefits package including paid health insurance, disability insurance, and
employer-matched 401k plan; paid sick and vacation leave; and paid holidays – Hybrid in person/remote work

PBRC’s mission is to engage and support the Maryland legal community in meaningful and impactful volunteer service to ensure equal access to justice for those in need. PBRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. We encourage all interested persons to apply including applicants of color, people with disabilities, and others historically underrepresented in the legal field.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send, via email

1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for the position.

2) a resume

3) the names and contact information for three professional references to with the subject line “CAP Staff Attorney – Last Name, First Name”

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; applicants encouraged to apply by September 15, 2023.