Supervising Attorney, District Court Help Center

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Location

Rockville, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

April 28, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

**A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION**

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time Supervising Attorney position for qualified applicants in the District Court Help Center located in Rockville, Maryland. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to handle a broad range of duties in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise daily work of staff and provide feedback, formal and informal, as needed.
  • Assist supervisory team with hiring, data reporting, developing internal resources, and trainings.
  • Provide brief legal advice and information to self-represented litigants in connection with civil legal issues including Landlord and Tenant matters, Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters, Return of Property, Domestic Violence/Peace Orders, Family Law, and Foreclosure.
  • Assist self-represented litigants in drafting their pleadings and motions, preparing for trial, completing court forms, and understanding court documents and the law.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate legal service organizations, agencies, and lawyer referral services whenever appropriate.
  • Primary hours are 8:30 am-4:30pm, but will be required to staff evening hours on occasion and be on-call for supervisory issues as needed.
  • Be able to provide support to MCLA's other offices as needed.

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.
  • Three or more years of litigation experience and demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Flexible and supportive team member, able to transition quickly from one task to another.
  • Ability to conduct rapid legal research.
  • Strong customer service skills, including ability to emphasize and assist people who are distressed and communicate complex legal concepts in simple terms.
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

Compensation

$78,987.00 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply