Maryland Legal Aid
November 16, 2022
Maryland Legal Aid(MLA) provides life-changing civil legal assistance to eligible residents in every part of the State. Since 1911, MLA has provided high-quality legal services to low-income, and marginalized individuals and communities–helping them remedy their civil legal issues and become empowered to overcome challenges, achieve stability and independence, and an overall better life.
MLA is dedicated to preserving the basic human needs and basic human rights of clients, particularly as they navigate the justice system. MLA staff, pro bono attorneys, community partners, and general supporters all play important roles in ensuring that the legal playing field is leveled so that those most in need achieve equal access to justice. It is because of this diverse support that MLA is able to be a voice to tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged and vulnerable Marylanders every year.
MLA announces an immediate opening for a full-time Supervising Attorney position for qualified applicants located in Salisbury, Maryland. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to handle a broad range of duties in a timely manner.
- Plan and assign the legal work of the office/unit at the direction of the Chief Attorney;
- Develop and evaluate strategies to accomplish the work of the office/unit;
- Handle cases involving a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, landlord/tenant, public and subsidized housing rights, foreclosure prevention, consumer law, public benefits and domestic law;
- In consultation with Chief Attorney, interview applicants for employment;
- Supervise attorneys and paralegals, and where applicable, administrative employees;
- Develop an expertise in the communities and neighborhoods served by the respective offices and of all resources available to address client needs;
- Monitor and supervise case handling of staff to ensure quality representation;
- Evaluate the performance of staff and make recommendations for improvement, if appropriate, to Chief Attorney;
- Assist Chief Attorney with data collection and grant reporting and writing, and with ensuring that administrative and regulatory requirements are met;
- Train or direct the professional development of staff, when appropriate;
- With the Chief Attorney, handle personnel matters in consultation with Executive staff, including, not limited to, grievances and employee disciplinary matters;
- Fill in for the Chief Attorney and assume the duties of the Chief Attorney when the Chief Attorney is absent from the office for an extended period of time;
- Support Maryland Legal Aid’s strategic plan and the integration of a Human Rights Framework to all aspects of the office’s work, including litigation and advocacy, communications, and community education;
- Be a part of a statewide management team and strive to improve the overall quality of Maryland Legal Aid’s service delivery throughout the State; and
- Perform other managerial/supervisory duties not specifically listed above as determined from time to time by the Chief Attorney.
- Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
- Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment.
- At least three years of experience in legal services and/or law firm management;
- Interest and willingness to participate in the management of Maryland Legal Aid’s services and programs;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills;
- Experience in resource development desired;
- Active community involvement;
- Command of technology, including Microsoft Office and a case management system.
The salary range for this position is $78,987.00 – $103,105.00. In addition, MLA provides employees with a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, 2 weeks paid time off, paid sick leave, 14 annual paid holidays, and more! Future flexibility regarding a hybrid work arrangement is a possibility after the onboarding period. Eligibility to apply for the Maryland Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program (LARP).
How To Apply
- Please submit a resume, legal writing sample, and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.
- References will be required at time of the final interview.
- No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
Maryland Legal Aid is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, MLA seeks to hire individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are reflective of the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, people of color, women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.
Apply for Supervising Attorney using the link below: