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Deputy Chief Counsel

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 31,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Deputy Chief Counsel The candidate will supervise Chief attorneys in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Northeastern offices as well as attorneys supervising the Housing/Consumer and Family practices in Baltimore City. Evaluate quality and quantity of legal work produced by offices and develop strategies to enhance same. Incorporate a Human Rights Framework and Maryland Legal Aid Strategic Plan into all aspects of program advocacy. Provide advice and consultation to direct reports and their staff on ethics, regulatory issues, and substantive legal questions. Assist in grant and report writing and compliance and program development efforts. Respond to client grievances over denial of representation or ineffective representation. Handle union grievances and participate in collective bargaining negotiations. Provide feedback and meet regularly with Chiefs and supervising attorneys. Ensure completion of administrative tasks, such as leave and training request approvals and travel reimbursements. Coordinate efforts with the Deputy Chief Counsel who oversees other offices. Support Maryland Legal Aid’s pro bono and private attorney involvement efforts. Participate in the development and delivery of trainings in substantive law and law practice to staff. Must have JD degree with 7+ years of experience as an attorney and 5+ years of significant management experience. Admitted to practice in Maryland, or in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school, eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take first available Bar examination is needed. Should be experienced litigator with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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Requisition ID : 1647. Send resume and cover letter.

Company info

c. Shawn Boehringer
Chief Counsel
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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