Attorney

Company/Agency: Civil Justice, Inc.

Position: Limited Scope Project Attorney

Description: Civil Justice’s Limited Scope Representation Project will help facilitate the Maryland market for limited scope work, where an attorney and client agree that the attorney will handle only part of a matter, allowing the possibility for the client to achieve the client’s goals without having to pay for full representation. The Limited Scope Representation Project will utilize Civil Justice’s existing network of private attorneys who are experienced at finding ways to provide affordable representation to those with limited means and recent technological advances that can help streamline and track referrals. This position reports to the Executive Director. This is a full time position that would start in July of 2017.

Responsibilities/Duties: Work closely with the other legal service organizations to facilitate the referral of potential clients who could benefit from limited scope representation. Train program partners on referral platform. Develop training materials and best practice models for private attorneys offering limited scope representation. Manage attorney panels trained in limited scope work. Conduct in-depth client intake, gather appropriate documentation, and make referrals as appropriate. Perform limited scope representation for clients. Assist with completing grant reports on a quarterly basis. Monitor data from referral software to spot trends and potential issues that may occur during the program.

Qualifications/Skills: The ideal candidate will be a licensed Maryland attorney who has at least 2 years of experience with family law, public interest law or litigation. Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills are critical because this position requires substantial communication and coordination with partner organizations, private attorneys and potential clients. Outside practice of law is not permitted.

Salary/Benefits: $53,000 – $58,000 depending on experience.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Limited Scope Project Attorney Search
520 W. Fayette St., Suite 410
Baltimore, MD 21201

Or via e-mail to cmccully@civiljusticenetwork.org

Posted: 5/25/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Project Director, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit – Community Lawyering Initiative

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time Project Director position available to qualified applicants for the Community Lawyering Initiative (CLI). This groundbreaking initiative focuses on providing civil legal services to eligible clients in the neighborhoods in which they live. Services are provided through legal clinics at local library branches, job placement centers, places of worship, and other community institutions. Emphasis will be placed on partnering with established local entities throughout the state to mobilize community resources and holistically address client needs.

Responsibilities/Duties: In addition to providing legal information, brief advice and counsel in areas of substantive law within Maryland Legal Aid’s priorities, i.e. housing, consumer, public benefits, and family law, the Project Director will provide representation for criminal record expungements, make appropriate referrals for extended representation in other areas of law, and deliver community education presentations. The Project Director will supervise CLI staff members, including staff attorneys and paralegals, and will report to the Director of Advocacy for Training and Pro Bono. The Project Director will be expected to build relationships with grassroots community groups in the communities served to identify needs; where warranted, provide group representation; and raise Maryland Legal Aid’s visibility in the communities served. The Project Director will also be involved in the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers to assist with the delivery of legal services. Additionally, the Project Director will have grant writing responsibilities to continue current project funding, and develop future funding opportunities to grow the CLI. The Project Director will be responsible for supervision of all case representation within the CLI, including case reviews, case closures, and preparation of cases for audits.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. At least five years of legal experience, preferably in the delivery of civil legal services to low-income clients. Able to travel statewide. Flexibility in terms of work hours to include evenings and weekends. Spanish language proficiency desirable. The Project Director should have the ability to think creatively, interact with community partners frequently, and foster successful relationships between statewide partners and local Maryland Legal Aid offices.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15594581&t=1.

Posted: 5/19/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Supervising Attorney, District Court Self-Help Center

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of a full-time supervising attorney position at the District Court Self-Help Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility will be to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland including supervision of legal assistance in landlord/tenant, civil claims up to $30,000, replevin/detinue, expungement and domestic violence matters via walk-in, phone and live chat. While the Upper Marlboro supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be in District Court matters, the supervisor will be called upon to supervise legal matters within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court including family and foreclosure matters from the larger Maryland Courts Self-Help Center (MCSHC) staff in Annapolis as well at the DCSHRC’s Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Salisbury locations. 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 MCSHC including the DCSHC locations. The supervisor’s hours will primarily be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday but, at times, supervision and staffing of the MCSHC’s evening hours (4:30-8:00pm, Monday through Friday) will also be required.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least 3 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 have a history as a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to staff evening hours and be on-call for supervisory issues as needed an outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in a second language preferred.

To Apply: Apply online with an updated resumé and cover letter to Sarah Frush, Chief Attorney, at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15601711&t=1.

Posted: 5/19/17


Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Social Security and Voting Staff Attorney

Description: The Staff Attorney will be responsible for two program areas. Through the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS), the attorney will represent people with disabilities who receive Social Security benefits and have barriers to employment. Through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) program. The attorney will work to ensure Maryland’s voting process is accessible to all. The ideal candidate will share DRM’s values and commitment to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to maintain independence and full access to community life with freedom from abuse and discrimination.

Responsibilities/Duties: Develop expertise in Social Security work incentives, and voting rights and accessibility. Respond to intakes related to relevant topics in a timely manner. In consultation with other DRM colleagues, identify systemic issues and determine and seek appropriate remedies. This may involve writing reports and requesting interventions from state or federal agencies, or seeking remedies through court. Represent clients for a variety of issues related to employment barriers, including but not limited to Social Security overpayments, criminal record expungements, and special education youth-to-adult transition plans. Work with a DRM voting advocate to develop strategies to increase access to the voting process by voters with disabilities statewide; identify and address systemic barriers to accessible voter registration and voting; provide training to voters, poll workers etc., and advocates in order to improve the voting process for voters and disabilities; and interface with the State Board of Elections to address voting issues. Prepare and disseminate information brochures regarding the employment rights and voting rights of people with disabilities. Attend and present trainings seminars as requested. Manage individual workload in conformity with DRM priorities, policies and case management procedures; applicable professional standards and best practices; legal, ethical and other requirements. Manage annual work plan and draft annual program performance reports for both program areas. Exercise sound independent judgment in the handling of cases and all other advocacy activities. Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment in a law firm environment. Adhere to DRM policies, practices and case management procedures in the execution of job responsibilities. Understand and follow requirements of any federal, state, or private funding sources related to assigned work. Competently utilize database and time tracking systems. Perform other appropriate duties as may be assigned. The job involves travel within Maryland.

Qualifications/Skills: J. D. degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Maryland strongly preferred, with documentation of good standing. Recent law graduates and lawyers licensed in another state, willing to take the Maryland bar exam within 12 months, and able to provide documentation of entry to the Maryland bar within 18 months of employment at DRM, may also apply. Relevant experience is strongly preferred, particularly experience with people who have disabilities; work involving Social Security Administration, administrative appeals, court cases, and/or policy and systems work such as regulatory comments, advocacy with state agencies, and working in coalitions. Ability to conduct legal research, analyze complex legal issues, and execute a variety of advocacy strategies. Ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment. Ability to work independently and in teams, successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadline pressure. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all advocacy activities. Experience working with and/or sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from multi-ethnic communities. Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions. Ability to travel within the State of Maryland. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, and to participate fully in community life with meaningful choices and opportunities. Helpful: Experience as a law clinic student intern, or in a public interest or legal services law office. Paid or volunteer experience working directly with DRM client populations. Ability to communicate in ASL, Spanish or another non-English language. Life experience with disability.

To Apply: Applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume, writing sample and 3 references to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Attorney – PABSS and Voting” in the subject line or mail a hard copy to:

Disability Rights Maryland
ATTN: Attorney – PABSS and Voting
1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21211

Priority will be given to applications received by May 12, 2017. DRM values diversity. People of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBT individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted: 5/5/17


Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Mental Health Unit Staff Attorney

Description: DRM is seeking to hire a full-time attorney to represent youth and adults with a psychiatric disability. The attorney will be responsible for investigating allegations of serious abuse or neglect and monitoring conditions at psychiatric facilities; developing and presenting trainings on rights topics; advocacy and policy work; and developing strategies, including litigation, to address systemic issues.

Responsibilities/Duties: Conduct monitoring visits and give rights trainings to adults at the state psychiatric hospitals
as well as children and youth at residential treatment centers. Monitor, analyze, and report on trends and developments in the mental health field at the state and federal levels. Research conditions at various state institutions and related policies that place people with psychiatric disabilities at risk of abuse and neglect. Conduct intakes to screen potential clients. Represent clients with psychiatric disabilities in a variety of contexts, including, but not limited to, administrative hearings and civil matters in district court. Advocate for clients’ interests in communications with service providers. Work collaboratively as part of a litigation team to develop state and federal tort claims. Provide technical assistance to develop and implement strategies to address abuse, neglect, and rights violations at a systemic level. Other duties as needed.

Qualifications/Skills: Law degree. Admitted to practice law in Maryland, or willing to sit for the next available Bar Exam or
Attorney’s Exam. Commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities. A demonstrated interest or background in public interest work, particularly related to individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with internal and external partners. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Strong research and writing skills. Strong public speaking and/or teaching skills. Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills; ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences (e.g., clients, family members, government officials, service providers, non-governmental advocates, and community leaders). Ability to exercise sound independent judgment and maintain confidentiality in a law firm environment. Experience working with clients in the context of either social services or legal services. Computer proficiency. Access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license -– this position requires travel throughout Maryland. Helpful: 3-5 years’ experience working in mental health law. Experience working directly with people with a mental illness. Experience conducting investigations. Experience with public policy advocacy and the legislative process. Life experience with a disability. Fluency in Spanish.

To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter with resume and writing sample by May 26, 2017 to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Mental Health Unit Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line or mail a hard copy to:

Disability Rights Maryland
ATTN: Mental Health Unit Staff Attorney Position
1500 Union Avenue, Suite 2000
Baltimore, MD 21211

DRM values diversity. People of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBT individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted: 5/5/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – District Court Self-Help Center (Two Positions)

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of two full-time, Staff Attorney positions at the District Court Self-Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The attorneys will provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the District and Circuit Courts, including, but not limited to, family law matters, foreclosures, landlord/tenant, expungements, and domestic violence matters. Legal services to self-represented litigants may include phone and live chat assistance or as requested by the Court. Attorneys will also provide appropriate referrals as well as assist in developing programmatic materials for use by self-represented litigants, the Maryland Court’s Self-Help Resource Center and/or Court staff. These positions are part of a Maryland Legal Aid contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts to operate the Courts’ District Court Self-Help Centers and the Maryland Court’s Self-Help Resource Center. The Maryland Courts Self-Help Center operates from 8:30am-8:00pm and staff will be called upon to work shifts during those hours. Staff may be also called upon to assist at District Court Self-Help Centers.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in a second language preferred.

To Apply: Send resumé and cover letter to Sarah Coffey Frush, Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15578591&t=1.

Posted: 5/1/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Baltimore County office located in Towson, Maryland announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to legal advocacy with a focus on administrative law and elder law, ranging from intake to representation of clients before administrative tribunals, District, Circuit, appellate and federal courts, and all relevant agencies. Duties include legal assistance to support the work of the DHMH Grant. Staff attorney expected to participate in outreach activities and clinics, along with participation in Legal Aid Task Forces and other internal committees.

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: Send resumé and cover letter to Janine Scott, Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15573411&t=1.

Posted: 4/6/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault Legal Institute

Position: Managing Attorney

Description: The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). The Managing Attorney provides direct supervision for attorneys and SALI’s senior legal advocate; coordinates SALI outreach and legal training; coordinates grant reporting and assists with applications; and provides legal professional support to MCASA’s other programs. The Managing Attorney handles a limited caseload, including handling complex cases and preparation of legal advice and technical assistance. This position reports to the Executive Director & Counsel. For a full job description, see www.mcasa.org/about-mcasa/jobs-internships/.

Responsibilities/Duties: Providing or supervising the provision of legal services to victim/survivors of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective & peace order proceedings, family law cases, victim rights/criminal advocacy, civil rights issues (including education and employment), immigration cases, title IX, campus disciplinary proceedings, and other legal matters related to sexual assault. Developing and utilizing skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victim/survivors of sexual assault. Maintaining a limited caseload in compliance with grant requirements, needs of office and other duties. The Managing Attorney’s caseload includes complex litigation. Supervising and managing Staff Attorneys. Supervising and managing the Senior Legal Advocate and supervising provision of legal support for all Legal Advocates. Supervising a Staff Attorney to recruit, supervise, and manage legal interns. Providing or assuring the provision of safety planning for victim/survivors. Reviewing and evaluating requests for representation; selecting and assigning these cases for representation; supervising the provision of high quality legal services. Planning and managing SALI’s outreach and legal training, including with prosecutors, local law enforcement, SARTs, and rape crisis centers. Promoting the professional development of legal staff. Responding to legal technical assistance requests, including providing the Executive Director with legal support. Assisting in production of training and technical assistance materials. Assisting in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network. Managing SALI grant reports and application preparation in coordination with the Executive Director and MCASA Division Manager. Prioritizing and fulfilling responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements. Assisting with program development. Complying with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. Such other duties as assigned by the Executive Director & Counsel.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. from accredited law school. Must be admitted to Maryland bar. Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 15 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state). Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland. Access to a cell phone which has the ability to text and send and receive email. Minimum of five years litigation experience. Supervisory experience. Trial advocacy, moot/mock, or performing arts experience preferred. Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues. Common sense, a sense of humor, and passion for the work. SALI will consider 32 hour/week schedules for attorneys with more than 10 years relevant experience.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@mcasa.org. Please include your name and position title in the subject.

Posted: 4/3/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault Legal Institute

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time staff attorney that will provide legal services to victims of sexual assault and assist them in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training, with a focus on school cases. This position reports to the Managing Attorney. For a full job description, see www.mcasa.org/about-mcasa/jobs-internships/.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, college administrative proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters. There will be a focus on school related cases. Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of sexual assault. Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims. Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office. Review cases with SALI managing attorney and seek assistance when needed. Conduct legal research. Provide community outreach, technical assistance and training. Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials. Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network. Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation. Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff. Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements. Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. Such other duties as assigned by the managing attorney or executive director.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. from accredited law school. Must be admitted to Maryland bar. Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 15 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state). Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland. Three years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred. Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred. Family law or immigration experience preferred.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@mcasa.org. Please include your name and position title in the subject.

MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity.

Posted: 4/3/17


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://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15548731&t=1.

Posted: 3/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Domestic Law Unit

Description: The Domestic Law Unit of Maryland Legal Aid located in Baltimore City announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Advise and represent clients in contested domestic relations matters including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, domestic violence, and disposition of marital property.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission 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 but not required.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter Joseph V. Rohr, Jr., Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15560491.

Posted: 3/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, District Court Self-Help Center – Three Positions

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of three (3) staff attorney positions at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC) in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The attorneys will primarily provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the District Court of Maryland including landlord/tenant, small and large claims, debtor/creditor, expungement and domestic violence matters. The staff attorneys will also be called on to assist with a broader range of civil matters including family law matters, foreclosures and expungements. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via walk-in assistance, phone calls and live chat assistance or as requested by the Court. These positions are part of a Maryland Legal Aid contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts to operate the Courts’ DCSHRC and the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center. The District Court Self-Help Center in Baltimore City, Maryland will provide legal assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The staff attorneys may be called upon to assist during other hours and at other locations as needed.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in a second language strongly preferred.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15550211&t=2.

Posted: 3/2/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Supervising Attorney, District Court Self-Help Center

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of a supervising attorney position at the District Court Self-Help Center in Baltimore City, Maryland. The supervising attorney will be primarily responsible for supervising the Baltimore City location of the District Court Self-Help Resource Center. Staffing and supervision of the other District Court Self-Help Resource Center locations and the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center will also be required. The supervisor’s hours will primarily be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday but, at times, supervision and staffing of the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center’s evening hours (4:30-8:00pm, Monday through Friday) will also be required.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility will be to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center in Baltimore City, Maryland including supervision of legal assistance in landlord/tenant, civil claims up to $30,000, replevin/detinue, expungement and domestic violence matters via walk-in, phone and live chat. While the Baltimore City supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be in District Court matters, the supervisor will be called upon to supervise legal matters within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court including family and foreclosure matters from the larger Maryland Courts Self-Help Center staff in Annapolis as well at the District Court Self-Help Center’s Upper Marlboro, Glen Burnie and Salisbury locations. 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 including the District Court Self-Help Center locations.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least 3 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 have a history as a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to staff evening hours and be on-call for supervisory issues as needed an outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in a second language preferred.

To Apply: Send an updated resumé and cover letter to Sarah Coffey Frush, Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15550181&t=2.

Posted: 2/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney for Special Populations

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. This attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income veterans and migrant farmworkers from initial intake through representation before all relevant agencies and courts.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15510271.

Posted: 2/16/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Administrative Law Unit

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position in the Baltimore City Administrative Law Unit for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work in a high-volume, general administrative law practice in Baltimore City from intake through representation of clients before administrative tribunals, District, Circuit and federal courts, and all relevant agencies, etc. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, paralegals, social workers and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Bureau standards. A significant amount of legal writing is 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. 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://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15537031&t=1.

Posted: 2/8/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: MCVRC is seeking a staff attorney to provide court representation and other legal duties in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. See www.mdcrimevictims.org/wp-content/uploads/Jobs_Staff-Attorney.pdf for a full job description.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide direct legal representation to victims in criminal cases in trial courts as well as on the appellate level. Provide victims of crime with comprehensive legal consultations, victim rights representations, and referrals. Record notes and contribute to the intake, case assessment and case management process to include follow-ups and record keeping in our legal files database. Represent MCVRC clients in a specialization area(s) of victim’s rights, guardian ad litem, domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, homicide survivors and other crime victims. Please indicate any experience in any of these areas.

Qualifications/Skills: Law degree and bar membership required, preferably Maryland Bar. Preferred experience with victim services and victims’ rights required. Experience in legal advocacy on the behalf of a vulnerable, underserved and underrepresented population. Minimum of three (3) years legal experience which results in the desired skills, knowledge and ability to represent all crime victims’ rights.

To Apply: Email your resume and detailed cover letter that expresses how this position is aligned with your career goals, passions, strengths and expertise to ygule@mdcrimevictims.org. The cover letter should also indicate your desired salary and availability to start.

Posted: 1/4/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – CINA

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Metropolitan Maryland office in Landover, Maryland, announces a full-time CINA staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Represent children in court and administrative proceedings in connection with Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases. Provide full range of other assistance to clients. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland bar or bar of another U.S. jurisdiction required. Child advocacy experience desired. Spanish language proficiency especially desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15474261&t=1.

Posted: 11/16/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Housing/Consumer Law Unit

Description: The Housing/Consumer Law Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney in Baltimore City for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, and courts, in the following areas: landlord/tenant issues in private and federally subsidized housing including breach of lease and rent calculations, termination of subsidies, tenant holding over actions, rent escrow and much more. Staff attorneys will be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects and maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards.

Qualifications/Skills: Attorney must be in good standing of the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and must possess at a minimum two years of experience in housing law advocacy. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15453711&t=1.

Posted: 10/28/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Including but not limited to: Lead, coordinate and support Maryland Legal Aid’s elder law and health care advocacy statewide, including its work related to older adults and persons with disabilities. Provide leadership, mentoring, co-counseling, lead counseling, technical assistance, and expertise on elder law and health care cases, including assistance with impact advocacy efforts and appeals, to attorneys and paralegals in all Maryland Legal Aid offices. Handle health care and elder cases individually where appropriate. Implement and serve as project manager for all grants related to elder law and health care. Provide leadership in the evaluation and outcomes measurement efforts for such grants. Work closely with Maryland Legal Aid’s Program Development/Compliance and Development Units in researching and identifying funding opportunities as well as preparing grant applications and reports related to elder law and health care. Supervise the Long Term Care Assistance Project Director and Human Rights Project Director and other projects as assigned. Coordinate policy advocacy on issues related to elder law and health care, including comments on state and federal regulations and legislative testimony as permitted by Legal Services Corporation restrictions. Assist with designing and conducting trainings for internal and external audiences on elder law and health care topics. Collaborate extensively with stakeholders including local, state and national advocates for older adults and persons with disabilities, government agencies, and industry leaders. Conduct research and publish materials relating to current trends and emerging issues in the fields of elder law and health care. Attend and play significant role in Maryland Legal Aid statewide task forces, including task forces focusing on elder law, health care, and public benefits.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland Bar or eligible and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. Minimum of five years’ experience as an attorney, expertise in elder and/or health care law, and prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program are highly desirable. Excellent mentoring and demonstrated communication skills (oral and written) are required. Must be proficient with computer applications and systems.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15462371&t=1.

Posted: 10/26/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, Maryland, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with experience in bankruptcy and foreclosure 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, 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 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: Experience in consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure 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: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15421521&t=1.

Posted: 10/24/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – DHMH

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Baltimore County office, located in Towson, Maryland, announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants. Maryland Legal Aid has been awarded a contract by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DHMH”) to operate a legal assistance program to represent residents at the Spring Grove Hospital Center in Baltimore County. The Spring Grove Hospital Center is a Mental Hygiene Administration facility. The attorney will represent residents in obtaining benefits/entitlements and during later stages of resident grievance processes. The attorney will also be responsible for identifying residents who may have legal problems, but may not be able to request assistance due to their disabilities, and for assisting patients with general civil claims by making referrals to pro bono legal services providers.

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. Responsibilities assigned may include any or all of, but are not limited to, the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with potential clients and their legal guardians. Conduct factual investigations, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigations and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents and correspondence. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work closely with non-profit organizations, various other community groups and legal providers to conduct community outreach and education, and to support appropriate strategies that benefit the resident population. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid-sponsored trainings and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Attorneys must be in good standing of the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and must possess at a minimum three (3) years of experience representing individuals with developmental disabilities and dealing with matters related to health care law or civil rights of institutionalized persons in one or more of the following areas: Filing entitlements; Rights Issues; Clinical Panel Administrative Appeals; Conducting client referrals and case reviews; Participating in and conducting informational meetings; and conducting training sessions. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15442261&t=1.

Posted: 10/24/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Child Advocacy

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Montgomery County office in Rockville, Maryland announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney to represent children in CINA and TPR proceedings.

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. 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 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: Visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15365511.

Posted: 9/20/16