Staff Attorney – Maryland Practice

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Location

Washington, DC - Temporarily Remote

Category

Attorney

Posted

August 30, 2021

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

  • Provide legal advice and direct representation services to Maryland residents primarily in the areas of family law, with a particular focus on assisting survivors of domestic violence.
  • Supervise law student interns, including assigning tasks and providing student feedback.
  • Conduct virtual and/or walk-in intake sessions at community-based organizations in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Conduct Know Your Rights seminars on legal topics relevant to the Asian immigrant community.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with private attorneys to promote pro bono opportunities.
  • Maintain partnerships with local government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other entities in Maryland to promote the APALRC and its legal services.
  • Participate in outreach events to promote the APALRC and its legal services.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Licensed to practice law in Maryland required. Out-of-State attorneys must be able to waive into the Maryland bar and/or available to sit for the next scheduled bar examination following date of employment.
  • 1-3 years of legal experience, preferably with a background in family law.
  • Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and/or Virginia, or able to waive into the District of Columbia or Virginia Bar strongly preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and social justice advocacy.
  • Fluency in an Asian language, particularly Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, or Vietnamese strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with immigrant communities, low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency strongly preferred.
    • Experience working with Asian immigrant communities preferred but not required.

Compensation

Salary $55,000+ depending on experience and in accordance with the APALRC’s salary scale. Fringe benefits include full health coverage (medical, dental and vision), long/short term disability, life insurance and paid vacation, personal, sick leave and holidays.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and work experience, along with a résumé, brief writing sample (5-10 pages), and three professional references to Naznin Saifi at hiring@apalrc.org. Please put “Maryland Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line of the email. No telephone inquiries, please.

For more information, visit https://www.apalrc.org/careers/