Staff Attorney – Economic Justice
Homeless Persons Representation Project
January 31, 2024
Represent clients in administrative hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings and judicial review appeals in Circuit Court related to application denial or termination of public benefits including SNAP, TCA, TDAP, and Medicaid; Coordinate with service providers to provide regular on-site legal clinics at shelters in Baltimore City; Create client and community education materials and conduct regular outreach to distribute written materials and identify clients in need of legal services; Conduct “knows your rights” workshops at shelters and other community-based locations on public benefit laws and appeal rights; and Engage in policy advocacy with relevant government agencies, the Maryland General Assembly, and participate in relevant coalitions and task forces.
J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in Maryland or licensed in another state and eligible for admission to the Maryland bar;
One to three years of legal experience;
Demonstrated commitment to equity, racial and social justice, and personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences;
Demonstrated ability to listen and communicate with people who are in crisis and/or have experienced trauma and oppression;
Excellent written and oral advocacy skills, strong organizational skills, and ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks;.
Ability to travel within Baltimore City to meet with clients, conduct intake and follow-up, and attend community outreach events; and
Ability to work occasional evening or weekend hours to accommodate clients who are unavailable during HPRP’s standard work week (Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM) and/or to attend community education or outreach events.
Experience with Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings practice (or equivalent forum in another state);
Knowledge of administrative law and federal and state public benefit programs;
Fluency in Spanish.
The minimum starting salary for this position is $76,001. This figure represents the base threshold, and HPRP enthusiastically recognizes and rewards experience. Accordingly, your final starting salary may be adjusted upwards to reflect the depth and relevance of your professional experience.
HPRP has a 35-hour workweek and flexible scheduling when not required to appear in court or at other program locations.
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Training & development
- Vision insurance
Joining the team at HPRP comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. In addition, there are personal incentives, including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. HPRP’s package of benefits includes full health coverage (medical, prescription, dental) and a contribution toward family coverage; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 403(b) plan (employer supplemental salary contribution determined annually); and paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.
How To Apply
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for the position, 2) a resume, 3) a short writing sample (no more than five pages), and 4) the names and contact information of three professional references. These items should be sent (preferably as PDF attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should specify “Staff Attorney – Economic Justice.”