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Chief Attorney

Híbrido, O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Rockville, MD

Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego:Tempo Integral
Educação:Bacharelado em Direito Requerido
Nível de Experiência:Diretor
Salário:USD $105.000 - $125.000 / ano

Descrição

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) seeks a creative and experienced leader to serve as its Chief Attorney for the Montgomery County office who will supervise, guide, and lead the office in its provision of high-quality legal services to low-income clients, as well as associated outreach and advocacy. In addition to supervising and mentoring valued staff, Chief Attorneys play a vital role in their communities as well as MLA’s organizational infrastructure, joining the Legal Department’s leadership team and guiding MLA’s work as a whole.

Responsibilities:

 Staff Supervision and Development

  • Provide
  • positive leadership, guidance, and supervision to an office of 25
  • staff, including supervising attorneys, staff attorneys, paralegals, law
  • graduates, and administrative staff, plus periodic law clerk and
  • volunteer support;
  • Guide the professional development of staff,
  • including co-counseling of cases; reviewing substantive legal work;
  • providing meaningful assessments and evaluation of staff and their
  • advocacy efforts, compliance, caseloads, and productivity.;
  • Conduct case reviews and assign cases to staff consistent with Maryland Legal Aid’s case acceptance guidelines;
  • Oversee the administrative needs of the office, including scheduling, maintenance, and other ad hoc projects;
  • Lead hiring efforts to attract talented staff who are committed to the mission and work of MLA;
  • 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, culturally responsive
  • 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 individuals and communities living in poverty;
  • Encourage staff engagement with the community through outreach and education; 
  • Identify and address staff training needs;
  • Ensure that staff comply with required timekeeping and grant-reporting obligations;
  • Likely
  • carry a limited caseload commensurate with the Chief’s expertise and
  • that accounts for managerial responsibilities for the office; and

Strategy and Leadership

  • Participate in officewide, statewide, and potentially national task forces and advocacy efforts;
  • Develop
  • relationships and deep knowledge of the communities served by the
  • office and the resources available to address client needs;
  • Engage community leaders to create connections and enhance MLA’s reputation in the communities served;
  • Cultivate effective relationships with the judiciary and private bar;
  • Contribute to efforts to increase pro bono representation of clients;
  • Participate in and further MLA’s strategic plan, including developing the office’s own plans that align with the plan;
  • Ensure administrative and regulatory requirements are met;
  • Serve on a statewide management team and strive to improve the overall quality of MLA’s service delivery throughout the state;
  • Assist
  • with the MLA’s resource development efforts, including but not limited
  • to identifying possible funding sources, making presentations to
  • funders, and drafting grant applications and progress reports; 
  • Address client grievances.


Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) seeks a creative and experienced leader to serve as its Chief Attorney for the Montgomery County office who will supervise, guide, and lead the office in its provision of high-quality legal services to low-income…

Benefícios

The salary range for this position is $105,000 - $125,000, based on experience. In addition, MLA provides employees with a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k)-retirement plan, 4 weeks paid time off, paid sick leave, 14 annual paid holidays, and more! 

The salary range for this position is $105,000 - $125,000, based on experience. In addition, MLA provides employees with a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision…

Localização

Híbrido
O trabalho pode ser executado em ou perto de Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD, USA

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