Attorney

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: Staff Attorney, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit (Temporary)

Description: The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit office announces a full-time temporary staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The attorney will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will represent clients in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard and Carroll Counties. This is a temporary grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This contract is available through October 2019, with possibilities of renewal.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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/ 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. 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: Three to five years civil litigation experience is required. Experience with handling domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking matters, protective orders, and other cases involving divorce and/or custody and housing and consumer issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking is preferred. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland required. 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=265609&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 3/15/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, CINA

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position in the Metropolitan Maryland office located in Landover, Maryland for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Represent children in trial courts, appeals, and administrative proceedings in connection with Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) cases. Provide other assistance to child clients as needed. Other duties as assigned. Local travel required. 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.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland Bar or bar of another jurisdiction required. Child advocacy experience desired. Spanish language proficiency especially 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=224934&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Posted: 3/12/19


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: Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.

Position: Housing Attorney

Description: Are you passionate about housing justice? Do you want to use your legal skills to advocate to end homelessness? If you desire a position where you have the opportunity to provide direct legal representation and advocate for systemic change that prevents and ends homelessness, the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a full-time Housing Attorney. Detailed position description can be found here.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide individual representation in approximately 30-40 cases at any one time, primarily in shelter terminations, and also including subsidized housing admission denials, terminations, evictions and fair housing matters. Create client and community education materials. Conduct regular outreach to identify clients in need of legal services. Conduct know your rights presentations on housing law. Participate in various coalitions and task forces with community partners on matters relevant to the practice area. Engage in administrative and legislative advocacy at the local and state level. Ability to travel independently by utilizing either personal or public transportation to reach off-site clinic and meeting locations in and around Baltimore City and Annapolis (HPRP reimburses for travel).

Qualifications/Skills: Prior experience with people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. 1-6 years legal experience as a practicing attorney. Post-graduate judicial clerkship can count toward years of experience. Admitted to practice law in Maryland, or Admitted and in Good Standing in another State and willing and eligible to sit for the next available Bar exam. Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and oral skills. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrate initiative and good judgment. Aptitude to work well under pressure and meet frequent deadlines. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other staff and community partners.

Salary/Benefits: $51,500 – $56,000. HPRP provides excellent benefits: Vacation (20 days), sick leave (10 days), personal days (3 days), and holidays. Employee premiums 100% covered for medical, prescription, dental, vision. Short and Long Term Disability Insurance and Retirement plan with supplemental employer contribution also provided. HPRP’s regular work schedule is at least 40 hours a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. Weekend work may be required for duties such as periodic community events and casework deadlines, or Board meetings (for which all fulltime staff attend). HPRP also provides for a flexible work schedule.

To Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail resume and cover letter to jobs@hprplaw.org (and specify “Housing Attorney” in the subject line). Writing sample and references will be requested if selected for an initial interview. For this position, the writing sample must be a legal memorandum. 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 have a comprehensive understanding of oppression, and structural racism, including how structural racism perpetuates barriers to housing and income. Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Posted: 2/15/19


Company/Agency: FreeState Justice

Position: Staff Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator

Description: FreeState Justice seeks a highly-organized staff attorney who thrives on relationship building to work towards lived equality for LGBTQ+ Marylanders in need through management of our pro bono panel and legal advocacy. The staff attorney reports directly to FreeState’s Managing Attorney. This is a full-time staff attorney position, with approximately 75% of the attorney’s time dedicated to development of our pro bono panel and legal advocacy and the balance focused on education and outreach. A deep commitment to working in partnership with transgender and gender-non conforming people and communities of color is required. Detailed position description can be found here.

Responsibilities/Duties: Operate pro bono program, including recruitment, training, retention, and mentorship of 300+ volunteer attorneys and paralegals, identifying and solidifying firm co-counseling relationships as needed, and refer and manage all pro bono cases from intake to disposition. Manage caseload of in-house cases representing clients in legal matters connected to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity including, but not limited to, select name change and decree of gender identity cases, family law cases, and anti-discrimination matters. Work with the litigation team in responding to requests for assistance and case development. Maintain or develop subject matter expertise on issues relating to civil rights for LGBTQ+ Marylanders. Coordinate in-house pro bono recruitment training program by processing requests for training and facilitating all pro bono recruitment trainings. Engage in community outreach and relationship building initiatives with community members, partner organizations, law firms, non-profits, and agencies to further FreeState’s mission of achieving lived equality for all LGBTQ+ Marylanders. Staff legal clinics and other community outreach events, including on evenings and weekends, as needed. Assist with grant reporting, public education, and the development of other written materials. Participate in strategic planning, goal-setting, evaluation, and professional development activities. Meet compliance requirements required of all staff such as grant reporting, time-keeping, financial management, etc.

Qualifications/Skills: Demonstrated commitment to working within marginalized communities, including experience working with transgender people, people of color, and other marginalized people is required. Juris Doctorate and admission to the Maryland Bar (or a willingness to sit for the next available Maryland bar exam, with continuation of employment contingent on admission to the Maryland Bar within one year after date of hire) with at least one year of legal experience. Law school clinical work, a judicial clerkship, working within marginalized communities, or relevant journal, trial team, or moot court experience may be considered as part of the requisite amount of experience. Familiarity with legal issues concerning the LGBTQ+ community nationally. Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written and oral communications, and interpersonal. Well-developed time management skills. Highly self-motivated, keen attention-to-detail, and well-organized, especially under tight deadlines. A love for lawyering and a passion to serve clients well. Collaborative and flexible attitude, with a heavy dash of grit, and a sense of humor. Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Some evening and weekend work is required at times for client events outreach activities.

Salary/Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $52,000 annually, commensurate with experience. FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package.  Benefits include: full 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 send a 1-page cover letter, resume, and writing sample that is no longer than 5 pages to Charles Xavier Kilborn at ckilborn@freestate-justice.org  and complete a candidate intake form at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/31BuT7eKZfG9ift72.

Posted: 2/12/19


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Intake Services Unit

Description: The Intake Services Unit of Maryland Legal Aid, located in Baltimore City, announces a full-time staff attorney position for 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 administrative law, housing and consumer law, and public benefits.  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.

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 General Practice, specifically Housing and Consumer 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. 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=250567&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Posted: 1/29/19


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: American Civil Liberties Union/ACLU Foundation of Maryland

Position: Civil Rights Attorney

Description:  The American Civil Liberties Union/ACLU Foundation of Maryland seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced attorney to focus on developing and overseeing impact litigation and advocacy to further the ACLU-MD’s mission of advancing civil rights and civil liberties. This is a full-time, newly-created senior staff attorney position, with approximately half of the attorney’s time specifically focused on fair housing and the balance on other issues of racial equity. A commitment to working in authentic partnership with communities of color is required. Speaking/writing fluency in Spanish-English is a plus. The position is based in the ACLU of Maryland’s central office in Baltimore. For full description, visit https://www.aclu-md.org/en/jobs/civil-rights-attorney.

Responsibilities/Duties: The ideal candidate will be a team player with a demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity, a seasoned litigator, knowledgeable about fair housing and civil rights, and experienced in working with local, state and national partner organizations and community allies. Research, investigate, and develop impact litigation and advocacy informed by local community voices and needs on fair housing issues, as well as broader racial equity issues in related subject areas such as education, police practices, job access, and criminal justice system reform, working collaboratively with clients, community partners and cooperating counsel. In conjunction with co-counsel, monitor and as necessary initiate litigation to enforce existing fair housing settlement agreements. Maintain or develop subject matter expertise on issues related to fair housing and related race equity issues and use that expertise to acquire, analyze and disseminate information. Participate in public hearings, community meetings and state and local coalitions that are strategically aligned with the ACLU-MD’s litigation and advocacy. Work with legal program staff on responding to requests for assistance, case development, and provision of legal representation. Engage with communities through building and nurturing relationships and participating in regular conversations with tenants and tenant groups, community leaders, partners, and members. Engage with media about the legal work, in coordination with communications department. Participate in formulation of legal team vision, plans, and priorities in light of affiliate priorities and capacity.

Qualifications/Skills: Juris Doctorate degree, with at least five to seven years of litigation experience, including development and management of complex civil rights litigation. Experience in fair housing or civil rights law a must; relevant experience regarding affordable housing and homelessness is a plus. Admission to practice in Maryland or willingness to take the Maryland bar at next sitting. A demonstrated ability to work respectfully and effectively with coalitions and community groups, mentor more junior attorneys, and to work collaboratively across the political and socioeconomic spectrum. A strong commitment to racial equity, dismantling white supremacy and incorporating a structural power analysis into work, with knowledge and understanding of how power is manifested in matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances. A willingness to take direction from directly-impacted people and to contribute legal knowledge and expertise in support of community-based initiatives, with the purpose of empowering community members and making the law accessible and useful to disenfranchised communities. Exceptional analytical, legal research, negotiation, writing and oral advocacy skills, as well as the ability to articulate complex issues and communicate them respectfully and effectively to a variety of audiences. Proficiency in use of GIS software and Excel a plus. Highly self-motivated, organized, collaborative and adaptable.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is in the approximate range of $55,000-$75,000, depending upon experience. Excellent benefits include three weeks paid vacation at time of hire (increasing to four weeks after three years); 13 office holidays; medical and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer match. Direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a short, two-page legal writing sample at this website: https://aclumaryland.applytojob.com/apply/pzwn9o94XU/Civil-Rights-Attorney. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged. It will not be possible for us to accept telephone inquiries.

Posted: 10/22/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Child Advocacy Unit

Description: The Child Advocacy Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position to 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 résumé and cover letter to Joan Little, Chief Attorney, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=225207&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 8/20/18


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 – Full-Time, Midwestern Maryland

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, Maryland, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with desired experience in CINA and family law

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, paralegals and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys 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 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, performs outreach, and accepts 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: Prior experience in poverty law, CINA and family law preferred, and 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 the next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated résumé and cover letter to Nina Shore, Chief Attorney, online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=199513&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 1/24/18


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, Baltimore County Office

Description: The Baltimore County office of Maryland Legal Aid, located in Towson, Maryland, announces a full-time staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to legal advocacy with a focus on consumer law, ranging from intake to the representation of clients before the District, Circuit, appellate and federal courts, and all relevant agencies. Duties will also include providing legal assistance in expungement cases and other legal practice areas handled by the Baltimore County Office as needed. Staff attorney is expected to participate in outreach activities and clinics (including, but not limited to the Lawyer in the Library Clinics). Participation and involvement in Baltimore County Bar Association activities, Legal Aid Task Forces, and other internal Maryland Legal Aid committees are required.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Strong knowledge of Lexis/Nexis research. Excellent writing skills. Sensitivity towards the low income population. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter to Janine Scott, Chief Attorney online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=198353&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 12/12/17


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