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Pro Bono Coordinator

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the growth and maintenance of Community Law Center’s Pro Bono Program. This includes overall support for clients and attorneys participating in the Program as well as grant reporting, case tracking, outreach, and cultivating relationships with attorneys and clients, elected officials, government agencies, other nonprofits and legal services providers.

Community Law Center, Inc.

Community Law Center is celebrating 35 years since opening its office in 1986. Community Law Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded by a group of lawyers and community organizers to form Maryland’s only legal services organization dedicated solely to strengthening neighborhoods and small nonprofits. Since that time, the organization has been able to evolve and respond to our clients and the issues that impact them with great care, agility and flexibility.

Community Law Center’s mission is to be the legal partner to neighborhoods and nonprofits in pursuit of more just and vibrant communities. The mission of Community Law Center reflects the importance we place on our role as partners, not merely service providers, to our clients. We also examine our actions and decisions against our values: Equity, effectiveness, communication, collaboration, and learning.

Legal services are provided by Community Law Center staff attorneys and by volunteers on our panel of nearly 600 pro bono attorneys. Community Law Center’s legal staff also offer regular workshops, community leadership capacity building trainings, and brief advice legal advice appointments for nonprofits and community leaders. Community Law Center also has a proud history of convening advocates for legal, regulatory and policy reform.

Community Law Center strives to be an anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. The Board of Directors have adopted a Purpose-Driven Leadership framework and Board and staff dedicate time to studying and discussing race equity with the goal of examining our own organization, ourselves, and how and why we do the work we do. We have a unique role that affords us the opportunity to be a leader in working towards undoing structural racism in Maryland's nonprofit sector.

Duties And Responsibilities

We seek candidates who will contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments for our clients, volunteers, and staff.

  • Match nonprofit organizations seeking legal representation with pro bono attorneys.
  • Provide assistance to clients and case support to volunteer attorneys handling pro bono cases with regular check-ins during first two weeks of placement and every six months thereafter until case is closed.
  • Vet and maintain an active pro bono attorney roster.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of statewide trainings in substantive areas of law for pro bono volunteers.
  • Work closely with law firms, solo practitioners, law schools, bar associations, and affiliate pro bono groups across Maryland to recruit and train pro bono professionals and other volunteers.
  • Coordinate with clients and pro bono volunteers to determine case outcomes and proper tracking of the work.
  • Work closely with the Resources Manager to ensure a smooth intake process for clients being assigned to volunteer attorneys.
  • Create opportunities for recognition of clients and pro bono volunteers.
  • Maintain a list of pro bono attorneys by specialization.
  • Draft grant applications and reports for the Program.
  • Maintain case information in Salesforce.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The following skills are required:

  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce or other data and case management systems 
  • Robust written and verbal communication skills that are effective for a wide variety of audiences and education levels
  • Ability to research, organize, and track large amounts of information
  • Creative and proactive problem-solving
  • Superior analytical skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of legal and other sensitive information
  • Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet inflexible deadlines
  • Friendly, kind, empathetic, energetic, diligent and patient
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Eagerness to assist other staff, clients, and volunteers
  • Understanding of race equity principles and commitment to anti-racist and anti-oppression lifelong learning
  • Dedication to Community Law Center’s mission, vision, and values

The following are preferred, but not required:

  • J.D. degree
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, nonprofit organizations
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the city of Baltimore
  • Grant writing and reporting experience
  • Community organizing experience
  • Volunteerism

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the growth and maintenance of Community Law Center’s Pro Bono Program. This includes overall support for clients and attorneys participating in the Program as well as grant reporting, case…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

USD 24,192 - USD 43,680Salary is based on $21/hr depending on number of hours worked. Position is expected to be 24-32 hours/week. Full-time applicants will also be considered. Raises and bonuses are considered each July depending on funding availability.

Benefits

·        Flexible work schedule

·        Remote and in-office work flexibility. Generally Mon - Wed in office, Thurs - Friday remote.

·        Generous paid holidays including birthday and Fridays in August

·        Full-time schedule is 35 hrs/week with office closing at noon on Fridays

·        Employer pays 100% premiums for employee health, vision, and dental insurance with employer-funded health reimbursement account

·        Small staff with friendly and supportive work environment

·        Flexible work schedule

·        Remote and in-office work flexibility. Generally Mon - Wed in office, Thurs - Friday remote.

·        Generous paid holidays including birthday and Fridays in August…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required.

Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Baltimore, MD
Associated Location
3355 Keswick Road, Baltimore, MD 21211, United States

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