Attorney

Company/Agency: Homeless Persons Representation Project

Position: Homeless Youth Initiative & Expungement Attorney

Description: Are you passionate about criminal justice reform and access to justice for youth experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness? Do you have an entrepreneurial approach? Do you want to join a nationally-recognized program that provides free, accessible, and affirming legal services to youth and adults through community-based legal clinics? If so, Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking to hire a staff attorney to expand its Homeless Youth Initiative and expungement work to Prince George’s County. Detailed position description can be found at http://www.hprplaw.org/who_we_are/employment.

Responsibilities/Duties: Establish community-based legal clinics for homeless and unstably housed youth in Prince George’s County. Provide individual representation to homeless and unstably housed youth in approximately 30 cases at any one time, primarily in the areas of expungement and public benefits. Client outreach, including planning and participating in community-based legal clinics, conducting educational presentations, and preparing outreach materials. Conduct advocacy trainings for youth and engage in coalition building to support youth voice in advocating for policies to end youth homelessness. Support advocacy work of HYI and its coalition partners by representing HPRP at meetings and assisting with special initiatives and projects. Oversee community-based expungement legal clinic in Prince George’s County and maintain relationship and regular schedule with clinic site. Utilize existing infrastructure necessary to monitor the work of the volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students assisting with the expungement clinic and providing on-going support and supervision to volunteers as needed. Prepare informational material for HPRP social media, clients, staff, volunteers, donors, and the public. Assist with grant writing and reporting as needed. Participate in ongoing race equity work within HPRP. Contribute to a respectful and affirming environment for persons who are young and persons who identify as LGBTQ+. Ability to travel independently by utilizing either personal or public transportation to reach off-site clinic and meeting locations in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties (HPRP reimburses for travel and provides free parking at its satellite office). Work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving challenges and/or conflicts. Demonstrate ability to remain calm and patient in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications/Skills: Prior experience with people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. Sitting for July 2019 Maryland Bar Exam or other UBE state, or admitted to practice law in Maryland or in good standing in another US State. 0-3 years legal experience. Law school clinic, law school internship, and post-graduate judicial clerkship can count towards experience. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Experience with legal research, writing and/or court appearances. Please specify legal writing experience in cover letter or resume. History of demonstrating initiative in leading projects or activities. Clear commitment to working in the public interest.

Salary/Benefits: Salary $50,000-54,500 DOE. HPRP provides excellent benefits: vacation (20 days per year), sick leave (10 days), personal days (3 days), and holidays. Employee premiums 100% covered for medical, prescription, dental, vision. Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance and Retirement plan with supplemental employer contribution also provided. Some evening hours and occasional weekends required; HPRP provides for a flexible work schedule.

To Apply: Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@hprplaw.org (please specify HYI & Expungement Attorney in the subject line). References and a writing sample will be requested if selected for an initial interview. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style, and interest in being part of a team working to eliminate homelessness in Maryland. We are looking for applicants who understand how racism and oppression perpetuate barriers to housing and income. Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled, although priority will be given to applications received by August 19, 2019.

HPRP is an equal opportunity employer. All interested persons encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or religious affiliation.

Posted: 7/24/19


Company/Agency: Free State Justice

Position: Managing Attorney

Description: FreeState Justice seeks a visionary, experienced Managing Attorney, who cares deeply about LGBTQ+ people, to lead our legal services team in providing direct representation to LGBTQ Marylanders with low and limited incomes. The Managing Attorney will work directly under the supervision of the Executive Director.  They will lead all aspects of FreeState’s legal services program, including managing the legal team, representing clients in our most complex cases, and overseeing case selection and docket management. We seek a candidate with a deep passion for social justice, a commitment to empowering clients, and enthusiasm for joining our small team of dedicated, engaged, and energetic individuals working to bring lived equality to Maryland’s LGBTQ population with low or limited incomes. For a detailed description, click here.

Responsibilities/Duties: Represent LGBTQ clients with low incomes in a variety of legal venues, including judicial and administrative settings, including in complex/impact litigation. Coach, supervise, professionally develop, and provide feedback to the legal team consisting of two staff attorneys and a case manager. Ensure a positive, collaborative culture on the legal team and lead the team through annual strategic planning and goal-setting activities. Manage and supervise legal team processes including outreach, client intake and screening, and assignment of cases to in-house staff and pro bono panel attorneys to ensure excellent client service. Help build and maintain key partnerships with other legal service nonprofits, private counsel, local and national LGBTQ organizations. Lead the drafting of media statements, blog posts, and other public education materials about the issues FreeState engages in, including speaking to media about clients we represent. Lead the development of written resources, presentations, and other education materials for clients and attorneys on various LGBTQ legal issues, including presenting at conferences, meetings, and webinars. Identify and pursue opportunities for filing amicus briefs on issues of concern to Maryland’s LGBTQ community. Supervise and manage law student internship program. Support grant reporting for funders of legal services. Work closely with the Executive Director to support legislative and administrative public policy advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community in Maryland. Assist with grant reporting, public education, and the development of other written materials. Participate in strategic planning, goal-setting, evaluation, and professional development activities. Participate in and support FreeState’s annual fundraising efforts.

Qualifications/Skills: Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar (or active membership in good standing in the bar of another state, and ability to achieve admission to the Maryland Bar at the next feasible opportunity within a year after hire and to practice under supervision until admission). Minimum of five years of legal experience. Demonstrated commitment to serving communities with low incomes, including experience working with transgender people, people of color, and other marginalized populations. Demonstrated ability to manage a team, including an ability to clarify roles and responsibilities, delegate work, promote collaboration, and hold others and themselves accountable. Demonstrated ability to coach and develop others toward goals, recognize accomplishments, provide and receive feedback that is timely, relevant, and constructive. Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to identify areas for improvement within processes and implement solutions. Demonstrated familiarity with and commitment to advocacy regarding legal issues concerning the LGBTQ community both nationally and in Maryland. Significant experience in complex civil litigation in one or more of the following areas: LGBTQ civil rights; family law litigation; employment discrimination and statutory and constitutional civil rights litigation; health law and policy, and/or ERISA insurance benefits litigation; prisoner rights litigation; or other civil legal aid for low-income persons. Demonstrated ability in written and oral communications, public speaking, and interpersonal relations. Flexibility in work schedule. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Well-developed time management skills and strong attention to detail. Ability to travel throughout the state of Maryland.

Salary/Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.  The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000 annually. FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package.  Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off annually, and 10 days of paid sick leave.

To Apply: Interested candidates should (1) prepare a cover letter, resume, writing sample and (2) complete an application form and upload by clicking the link in the “How to Apply” section of the job description here.

If necessary, questions may be directed via email to ckilborn@freestate-justice.org; no calls please.

Posted: 7/24/19


Company/Agency: Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN)

Position: Executive Director

Description: The Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN) seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative attorney to serve as its next Executive Director. For a detailed description, click here.

Responsibilities/Duties: Visionary, strategic, collaborative leadership to accomplish PLAN’s mission to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid for low income people and victims of domestic violence. Knowledgeable advocacy and lobbying on behalf of low income clients and communities, and PLAN network organizations, in the legislature, in the media, and elsewhere as appropriate. Establishment of effective systems for the delivery of high quality legal services, and grantee financial and programmatic accountability. Successful management of the $31 million PLAN network in accordance with the policies and programmatic decisions of the PLAN Board of Directors and the requirements of funders. Ensuring PLAN’s fiscal integrity and growing the support to the network. Ensuring that client voices are heard and incorporated at all levels. Modeling culturally competent leadership and strengthening the commitment to hiring, recruiting, and retaining diverse staff in inclusive and equitable work environments throughout Pennsylvania. Liaising with the State Bar of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Pennsylvania IOLTA Board, state and national access to justice entities, and philanthropic organizations such as the American Bar Association IOLTA Commission, National Association of IOLTA Programs, National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Legal Services Corporation, and other relevant entities as appropriate.

Qualifications/Skills: Juris Doctor degree and admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, or the ability to obtain admission following employment. Broad and deep public interest legal experience across a range of issues. Demonstrated understanding of legislative and executive-level public policy issues and processes. Demonstrated skills as an effective relationship builder and collaborator in networks such as agencies, judiciary, elected officials, grantee, local bars, social services, present and potential funders, the public at large, and client communities. Significant meaningful experience in management necessary to direct PLAN’s operations, manage staff, and oversee large budgets, with legal aid or nonprofit experience preferred. Experience working productively with a highly engaged board of directors. Knowledge of nonprofit budgeting, financial functions, grant dispersal processes, and compliance. A track record of fundraising success. Ability to manage wide-ranging responsibilities and to assist others in managing their responsibilities in a demanding environment. Outstanding communication skills orally and in writing with a range of audiences and stakeholders. Experience working effectively with multiple organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives. Experience with relevant technology and its application to effective communication and efficient delivery of services. Ability to bring vision, integrity, courage, intelligence, creativity, energy, humor, and compassion to the challenges of this demanding position.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates are urged to submit their application by August 12, 2019. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, your qualifications, and what you hope to contribute to the organization’s future.  Please include a résumé and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Applications will be held in confidence during the initial stages of the process.

Materials should be submitted electronically to ppap@mielegalaid.org in Microsoft Word or pdf format.

PLAN offers a competitive salary depending on experience and excellent benefits. PLAN is an Affirmative Action Employer.

PLAN is assisted in the search by Patricia Pap, Executive Director, Management Information Exchange, 105 Chauncy St., Fl 6, Ste 3, Boston, MA 02111, 508-737-4010, ppap@mielegalaid.org.  Candidates with questions about the position or process are encouraged to contact her.

Posted: 7/24/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Pro Bono Coordinator, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit Pro Bono Program

Description: Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) maintains a Pro Bono Program within its Statewide Advocacy Support Unit. The overall purpose of this Program is to recruit, train, coordinate, and facilitate the work of pro bono attorneys who serve eligible MLA clients. The Pro Bono Program develops statewide standards for pro bono practice within MLA’s case priorities and creates innovative approaches to address the justice gap with the use of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers.

As part of this effort, MLA announces the availability of a full-time Pro Bono Coordinator position for the Pro Bono Program. This position reports to the Pro Bono Program Director. The Coordinator assists with the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys, paralegals, law students, and other volunteers, including those in allied professions.

Responsibilities/Duties: Assist with the development and implementation of statewide trainings in substantive areas of law for pro bono volunteers. Work closely with law firms, solo practitioners, law schools, bar associations, and affiliate pro bono groups across Maryland as well as MLA offices. Provide mentorship and case support to pro bono attorneys handling MLA cases. Provide direct client representation when needed within the Pro Bono Program. Assist with the coordination of recognition events for pro bono volunteers. Help to ensure that MLA’s pro bono work is accomplished in accordance with funder requirements, including regulations of the Legal Services Corporation. Assist with the placement of pro bono cases in areas of law consistent with MLA’s priorities, i.e. housing, consumer, public benefits, and family law

Qualifications/Skills:Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. One to three years of legal experience, preferably in the delivery of civil legal services or the delivery of pro bono services to low-income clients. Able to travel statewide. Spanish language proficiency desirable. The ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, and self-motivated, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with pro bono volunteers.

To Apply: Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=1997542647_11688&jobId=266972&source=CC4&lang=en_US

Posted: 5/8/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Lower Eastern Shore

Description: The Lower Eastern Shore in Salisbury, Maryland announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications/Skills: 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. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=1997542647_11688&jobId=266501&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Posted: 4/30/19


Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Staff Attorney, Community Inclusion/Housing

Description: DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to support DRM’s advocacy for full community inclusion with a priority for ensuring safe, decent, stable, affordable and accessible housing for individuals with disabilities and their families. The attorney will represent clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, engage in systemic advocacy and policy work, monitor Settlement Agreements, Consent Decrees, and Voluntary Compliance Agreements, conduct outreach and education, and provide legal advice and technical assistance.  While the majority of the position’s time will be dedicated to fair housing, there may be opportunity for growth in DRM’s other advocacy priorities. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/

Responsibilities/Duties: Maintain active caseload representing individuals with disabilities regarding discrimination in housing and other practices that prevent integration and equity for persons with disabilities in the community. Along with co-counsel, monitor relief obtained by DRM on behalf of persons with disabilities in Consent Decrees, Settlement Agreements, and Voluntary Compliance Agreements and recommend enforcement action as needed. Conduct regular outreach to identify clients in need of services. Under supervision of DRM’s management and leadership teams, develop advocacy strategies to expand the availability of safe, decent, stable, affordable and accessible housing and promote full inclusion in community life. Participate in various coalitions and task forces with clients, constituents, and community partners on matters relevant to fair housing and other civil rights for persons with disabilities. Engage in administrative and legislative advocacy at the local and state level. Travel throughout the State of Maryland.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, or admitted after sitting for next available Bar exam. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the civil rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, to develop physically, emotionally and intellectually, and to participate in community life, with meaningful choices and opportunities. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills, ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences. Ability to research and analyze complex legal issues, develop and execute a variety of advocacy strategies, conduct legal research and communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to work independently and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with colleagues in a team environment. Ability to successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadlines.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience. The salary range for an attorney with 0-3 years’ experience is $53,491- $56,092. DRM offers an excellent, comprehensive package of benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement plan contribution. DRM’s regular work week is currently 35 hours, from 9 am to 5 pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Community Inclusion/Housing Attorney Position” in the subject line. This position remains open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received prior to April 19, 2019. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to advance the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Maryland.

Posted: 3/19/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Northeastern Maryland Office

Description: The Northeastern Maryland office of Maryland Legal Aid, located in Harford County, Maryland, announces a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: 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. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265622&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 3/15/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Intake Staff Attorney, Intake Services Unit

Description: The Intake Services Unit of Maryland legal Aid announces a full-time intake staff attorney position available to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: The intake staff attorney serves an essential function in Legal Aid’s delivery of high quality services to the poor and is usually the first point of contact for clients. The attorney will be part of a team who interview applicants, answer questions, and provide legal assistance in person, online and by telephone. Services include providing legal information on civil cases particularly in the areas of Maryland Domestic Law. Legal assistance will include advice, referrals, follow-up brief service such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms, write letters, prepare for court, or strategize on next steps. Representation may also include informal negotiations on behalf of clients. When appropriate, the intake staff attorney will prepare the case for referral to a substantive law unit for further representation. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students. The attorney will maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients, primarily a phone advice/ intake position, answering law calls in the area of Maryland family law as well as the Family Law Hotline. Conduct factual investigation and analysis and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients. If assigned, prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. If assigned, develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. If assigned, prepare cases and represent clients in negotiation. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid- sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills:Highly motivated and willing to work with a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in fast-paced environment. Commitment to mission of Legal Aid. Experience in Maryland Domestic Law. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school 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.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265427&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 3/7/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Deputy Chief Counsel, Executive Unit

Description: The Deputy Chief Counsel reports to the Chief Counsel and assists in providing overall management oversight of Maryland Legal Aid’s functions, in allocating resources to achieve its mission, and in directing the delivery of high quality legal services for indigent clients of program with 12 full-service offices. Maryland Legal Aid employs over 140 attorneys and more than 250 total staff.

Responsibilities/Duties: Supervise Chief attorneys in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Northeastern offices as well as attorneys supervising the Housing/Consumer and Family practices in Baltimore City. Evaluate quality and quantity of legal work produced by offices and develop strategies to enhance same. Incorporate a Human Rights Framework and Maryland Legal Aid Strategic Plan into all aspects of  program advocacy. Provide advice and consultation to direct reports and their staff on ethics, regulatory issues, and substantive legal questions. Assist in grant and report writing and compliance and program development efforts. Respond to client grievances over denial of representation or ineffective representation. Handle union grievances and participate in collective bargaining negotiations. Provide feedback and meet regularly with Chiefs and supervising attorneys. Ensure completion of administrative tasks, such as leave and training request approvals and travel reimbursements. Coordinate efforts with the Deputy Chief Counsel who oversees other offices. Support Maryland Legal Aid’s pro bono and private attorney involvement efforts. Participate in the development and delivery of trainings in substantive law and law practice to staff. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Counsel.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. degree with at least seven (7) years of experience as an attorney and five (5) years of significant management experience. An experienced litigator with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly organized, well-versed in civil law, and actively engaged in the profession. High energy and creative thinker. Admitted to practice in Maryland, or in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school, eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take first available bar examination.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=223317&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 12/10/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Supervising Attorney, Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

Description:  Maryland Legal Aid Bureau announces a full-time supervising attorney position for qualified applicants. While this position is primarily located at the Annapolis location of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center, the supervising attorney may be called upon to staff and support the District Court Self-Help Centers in Baltimore City, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury. The supervisor’s primary hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility is to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the Maryland Courts Self Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland. This includes supervision of and provision of legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the Circuit and District Courts of Maryland, including landlord/tenant matters, family law matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship), civil claims, expungement and shielding of records, consumer matters; return of property; domestic violence/peace orders; and foreclosure. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via phone calls and live chat assistance, or as requested by the Court. In addition to supervising legal and administrative work, the supervising attorney will collaborate with District and Circuit Court clerks, judges and Administrative Office of the Courts staff to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least three or more years of litigation experience in District and/or Circuit Court civil matters. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access to justice and the ability to bring energy, ingenuity and compassion to the delivery of high-quality legal services. The successful candidate must also be a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to be on-call for supervisory issues as needed, outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=263063&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=2006352630_3793

Posted: 11/21/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Baltimore City Child Support – Temporary, Full-Time

Description: The Baltimore City office announces a full-time, temporary staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide extended representation to low income Baltimore City residents facing child support matters, including initial filings, contempt and modification actions. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Participate in community outreach and education, including collaborations with other attorneys at community outreach sites with the goal of identifying clients that need representation in court. Tasks assigned to staff attorney may include any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research; counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, pleadings, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategies for the representation of clients. Prepare cases, manage files and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials, and appeals. Develop relationships with the Baltimore City Office of Child Support Services. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor on child support issues. Continue professional development and education through attendance at trainings and other programs sponsored by Maryland Legal Aid. Act as liaison between clients and PAI programs. Maintain LegalServer case management records for clients. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school 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. Knowledge of domestic law and ability to effectively manage a challenging case load. Familiarity with case management software and Office 365.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter to Gary Herwig, Supervising Attorney at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=1997542647_11688&jobId=224175&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 6/27/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit – Temporary, Full-Time

Description: The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit announces an immediate opening for a full-time, temporary staff attorney for qualified applicants within the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project. This position is located in Baltimore City. Travel is required.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide legal information, advice, counseling, representation in administrative mediation hearings, as well as in civil litigation, to low-income Maryland homeowners and tenants facing mortgage default, foreclosure, or eviction from a foreclosed property. Litigation may involve both state and federal court including bankruptcy court proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, complaints, answers, other pleadings, motions, discovery, discovery responses, memoranda of law, briefs and other documents required for appeals, and bankruptcies. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases, manage files and represent clients in negotiation, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid-sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction or graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination following date of employment. Prior experience involving foreclosure defense, mortgage compliance, predatory lending, bankruptcy or related litigation is highly desirable. Ability to effectively manage a challenging caseload is a plus. Must be highly organized and attentive to detail. Familiarity with case management software, timekeeping, and Office 365.

To Apply: Apply online with an updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=220589&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Posted: 3/26/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney for Special Populations, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit

Description: Maryland Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney to work with clients from special populations – specifically veterans and migrant farmworkers throughout Maryland and Delaware.

Responsibilities/Duties: This attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income veterans and migrant farmworkers from initial intake through representation before all relevant agencies and courts. The attorney will work with legal and non-legal staff on cases and/or projects, and maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Duties include: Providing support and advice on substantive civil legal issues facing special populations. Assisting with the recruitment, orientation, and training of volunteers. Conducting outreach in the veterans community statewide and, with paralegal assistance, to the migrant farmworker communities throughout Maryland and Delaware. Screening clients for eligibility and making referrals, as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; conducting factual investigations and analysis and advising clients of results of investigations; conducting legal research; and counseling clients about their options pursuant to standards established by Maryland Legal Aid. Maintaining a caseload for persons within the special populations served. Cases may involve veterans’ benefits, wage protections for agricultural workers, substandard housing, overtime claims, unemployment insurance, and other legal issues affecting the populations served. Providing excellent representation to clients in various forums and preparing and/or responding to pleadings and motions, discovery requests, appellate briefs, and memoranda. Performing other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Certified to practice in Veterans Administration proceedings or able to become certified immediately after hire. Graduated from an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experienced in working with pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to working in a public interest law firm assisting low-income persons. Able to spend time traveling throughout Maryland and Delaware, especially on the Eastern Shore. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish-speaking fluency is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated resume and cover letter online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=198808&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 1/8/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Northeastern Maryland

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Northeastern Office located in Harford County announces a full-time staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a General Practice attorney and requires three years of civil litigation experience. Experience in Family Law is preferred.

Responsibilities/Duties: The Attorney will represent low-income clients in housing, consumer, public benefits and family law cases including highly contested custody cases and divorces. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: handling all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards.

Qualifications/Skills: Three years civil litigation experience required. Family law experience preferred. 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. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Salary/Benefits: $51,434 and up, depending on experience.

To Apply: Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=191508&lang=en_US&source=CC437799.

Posted: 3/22/17