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Chief Attorney

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Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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Baltimore, MD

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.


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Published 8 days ago

October 19, 2020
October 16, 2020
At least $88,000

Chief Attorney-ANN-ABAI-1822

Regular Full-Time

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD, US


 **A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION**


Responsibilities:

 Staff Supervision and Development

  • Provide positive leadership to a staff that consists of a supervising attorney, staff attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff currently serving Anne Arundel County;
  • Lead hiring efforts to attract talented staff who have a commitment to the mission and work of Maryland Legal Aid;
  • Build a cohesive, supportive team that works well with one another, develops objectives and priorities for the office; and maintains open communication;
  • Ensure that effective, competent legal assistance is provided to low-income clients in an efficient, zealous, client-centered, and compassionate manner;
  • Conduct impactful advocacy designed to address systemic problems affecting persons with low-income;
  • Guide the professional development of staff, including co-counseling of cases; reviewing substantive legal work; providing meaningful assessments and evaluation of advocacy efforts, caseloads and productivity; engaging the community through outreach and education; and addressing training needs;
  • Carry a caseload commensurate with the Chief’s expertise and that accounts for managerial responsibilities for one office located in Annapolis, MD; 
  • Balance the significant demand for services with the need to engage in impactful and effective advocacy for clients; and
  • Conduct case reviews and assign cases to staff consistent with Maryland Legal Aid’s case and matter acceptance guidelines.

Strategy and Leadership

  • Participate in statewide task forces and statewide advocacy efforts;
  • Develop expertise in the communities served by the offices and all resources available to address client needs;
  • Engage community leaders to enhance Maryland Legal Aid’s reputation in the communities served;
  • Cultivate effective relationships with the judiciary and private bar;
  • Lead efforts to increase pro bono representation of clients;
  • Carry-out Maryland Legal Aid’s strategic plan, which includes the integration of a Human Rights Framework to all aspects of the offices’ work, including litigation and advocacy, communications, and community education and relations;
  • Ensure administrative and regulatory requirements are met;
  • Be part of a statewide management team and strive to improve the overall quality of Maryland Legal Aid’s service delivery throughout the state;
  • Assist with the firm’s resource development efforts, including, but not limited to, the identifying of possible funding sources, making presentations to funders, and the drafting of grant applications and progress reports; 
  • Address client grievances;

 

Qualifications: B.S./B.A. Degree; a J.D. or L.L.B. Degree; admission to a State Bar and/or qualify for admission to Maryland Bar; plus at least seven (7) years experience in legal services and/or law firm management. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, command of technology, especially Microsoft Office and case management systems; appellate experience, involvement in the community, and leadership experience a must.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Attorney-ANN-ABAI-1822

Regular Full-Time

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, MD, US


 **A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION**


Responsibilities:

 Staff Supervision and Development

  • Provide positive leadership…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required

Benefits

Excellent benefits package.

Excellent benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Location

500 East Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

How to Apply

We invite qualified applicants to visit our website career page at www.mdlab.org to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

We invite qualified applicants to visit our website career page at www.mdlab.org to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

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