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Supervising Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

Jun 12,2019

Location

Salisbury, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Supervising Attorney
RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan and assign the legal work of the office/unit at the direction of the Chief Attorney; Develop and evaluate strategies to accomplish the work of the office/unit; Handle cases involving a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, landlord/tenant, public and subsidized housing rights, foreclosure prevention, consumer law, public benefits and domestic law; In consultation with Chief Attorney, interview applicants for employment; Supervise attorneys and paralegals, and where applicable, administrative employees; Develop an expertise in the communities and neighborhoods served by the respective offices and of all resources available to address client needs; Monitor and supervise case handling of staff to ensure quality representation; Evaluate the performance of staff and make recommendations for improvement, if appropriate, to Chief Attorney; Assist Chief Attorney with data collection and grant reporting and writing, and with ensuring that administrative and regulatory requirements are met; Train or direct the professional development of staff, when appropriate; the Chief Attorney, handle personnel matters in consultation with Executive staff, including, grievances and employee disciplinary matters; Fill in for the Chief Attorney and assume the duties of the Chief Attorney when the Chief Attorney is absent from the office for an extended period of time; Support s strategic plan and the integration of a Human Rights Framework to all aspects of the office’s work, including litigation and advocacy, communications, and community education; Be a part of a statewide management team and strive to improve the overall quality of Maryland Legal Aid’s service delivery throughout the State; and Perform other managerial/supervisory duties not specifically listed above as determined from time to time by the Chief Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction; graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. At least three years of experience in legal services and/or law firm management; interest and willingness to participate in the management of Maryland Legal Aid’s services and programs; excellent oral and written communications skills; appellate advocacy experience preferred; experience in resource development desired; active community involvement; demonstrated ability to lead and manage a law office or unit; command of technology, including Microsoft Office and a case management system. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1733. SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
111 High St.
Salisbury, MD 21801

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