Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $85,280
Maximum: $94,825




500 East Lexington Street
United States


The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for a full-time director of advocacy for administrative law to qualified applicants. The Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law is responsible for the statewide coordination of the work of Maryland Legal Aid on administrative law matters.  

  1. Work closely with Maryland Legal Aid advocates in all offices to ensure high quality representation of clients. Areas of concentration include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income; Veterans benefits; state welfare benefits, including SNAP (Food Stamps) and Temporary Cash Assistance; Temporary Disability Assistance; unemployment insurance and employment (wage discrimination) claims; advocacy on behalf of migrant farmworker; long-term care issues, and child care, transportation and mobility assistance programs;
  2. Supervise selected positions in the Statewide Advocacy Support unit, including those dedicated to employee and worker rights, health care and medical assistance programs, long-term care, and older adults;
  3. Coordinate and supervise administrative hearings and appellate advocacy. Practice in state and federal appellate courts and administrative fora. Conduct and co-counsel impact and complex litigation and advocacy on behalf of clients presenting with issues in the subject matters listed in #1 above;
  4. Support and mentor staff and conduct research on the subject matters listed in #1 above; provide substantive law updates on issues related to administrative law;
  5. Conduct and assist staff with permissible legislative work and community outreach and education in the subject matters listed in #1 above;
  6. Work closely with appropriate Maryland Legal Aid task forces and workgroups to identify systemic barriers, develop strategies to address these barriers, and monitor outcomes;
  7. Assist in planning appropriate training of advocacy staff on the subject matters listed in #1 above;
  8. Coordinate advocacy efforts with others legal services providers and advocacy groups, government agencies, the bench, the bar, and community groups on issues involving the subject matters listed in #1 above;
  9. Assist Maryland Legal Aid’s development team to craft new funding proposals and provide reports to funders to evaluate Maryland Legal Aid’s performance on grants related to advocacy involving the subject matters listed in #1 above;
  10. Assist with external and internal communications and production of written materials to support advocacy and community education efforts, including scholarly articles, reports, brochures, self-help materials, and other publications focusing on the subject matters listed in #1 above; and
  11. Other duties as assigned.
  13. The Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law will work to advance the mission and Human Rights framework of Maryland Legal Aid. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of legal experience relating to public benefits programs with specific emphasis on those pro­grams set forth in this description. Prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program is highly desirable. Appellate and/or complex litigation experience is preferred. Excellent mentoring, oral and written communication and administrative skills, and technologi­cal savvy are required. Certification in Veterans benefits is required or must be obtained immediately upon employment. Must be admitted to practice in Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction, a graduate of an ABA-approved law school, and eligible for admission in Maryland, or willing and able to take first available bar examination.

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Group Health, Life, Dental, 401(k)

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required