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Chief Attorney

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Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Cumberland, MD

Date Last Verified

Oct 12,2017

Posted on

Jul 25,2017
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Chief Attorney The candidate will provide positive leadership to a staff of attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff currently serving Allegany and Garrett Counties. Will lead hiring efforts to attract talented staff that have a commitment to the mission and work of organization. Build a cohesive, supportive team that works well with one another, develop 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; review of substantive legal work; providing meaningful assessments and evaluation of advocacy efforts, caseloads and productivity; and staff community involvement, and training needs. Carry a caseload which is commensurate with the Chief's expertise and accounts for managerial responsibilities. Conduct case reviews and assign cases to staff consistent with organization's case and matter acceptance guidelines. Participate in statewide task forces and statewide advocacy efforts. Develop expertise in the communities served by the office and all resources available to address client needs. Engage community leaders to enhance organization's reputation in the communities it serves. Cultivate effective relationships with the judiciary and private Bar. Lead efforts to increase pro bono representation of clients. Carry-out of organization's strategic plan, which includes the integration of a Human Rights Framework to all aspects of the offices' work, including litigation and advocacy, communications, community education, and human relations. Ensure administrative and regulatory requirements are met. Be part of a statewide management team and strive to improve the overall quality of organization's service delivery throughout the state. Assist with the firm's resource development efforts, including, the identifying of possible funding sources, making presentations to funders, and the drafting of grant applications and progress reports. Address client grievances. Should have a B.S./B.A. degree; a J.D. or LL.B. degree; admission to a State Bar and/or qualify for admission to Maryland Bar; and 7+ years of experience in legal services and/or law firm management.

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Requisition ID: 1545. Send cover letter and resume.

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