Employment Opportunities

COURTROOM ADVOCATE (CAP)

Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP)

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is seeking a bright, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to join the Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) which provides free legal help to unrepresented tenants and consumers who have been sued in District Court. The Courtroom Advocate is responsible for setting up daily courtroom clinics and is the front- line liaison for client intake and flow during the clinics. They also support staff and volunteer attorneys at clinics for tenants and consumers, including eviction defense work, debt collection defense and rent escrow cases. Outside of court, the Courtroom Advocate may conduct follow up communication with clients, support the CAP team and contribute to the overall mission of the CAP team.

PARALEGAL (CAP)

Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP)

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is seeking a bright, highly organized, and self-motivated individual to join the Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP) which provides free legal help to unrepresented tenants and consumers who have been sued in District Court. In court, the Paralegal is the front-line liaison for client intake and flow and also support for staff and volunteer attorneys staffing in-court clinics for tenants and consumers, including eviction defense work, debt collection defense and rent escrow cases. The Paralegal also supports Staff Attorneys in full litigation cases, conducts follow up communications with clients and volunteers and contributes to the overall mission of the CAP team.

STAFF ATTORNEY (CAP)

Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP)

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is seeking a bright, highly competent and conscientious attorney with a commitment to public interest lawyering to join its Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP). CAP is an innovative, highly effective pro bono program providing day-of-court, limited scope representation to consumers and tenants in district court with the support of staff and volunteer attorneys. The CAP staff attorney is expected to develop an expertise in tenant and consumer advocacy in district court and to recruit, train, and mentor CAP volunteer attorneys. Because the CAP staff attorney will staff and coordinate multiple courthouse-based pro bono clinics per week, the ideal candidate for this position thrives in a fast-paced, sometimes varying work environment, enjoys representing clients in court multiple times per week, and is a cooperative, reliable team-player and self-starter. Applicants should be passionate about advocating for the rights of low-income consumers and tenants and enthusiastic about the opportunity to develop an expertise in limited scope, day-of-court legal triage and representation in district court.

PBRC engages and supports the Maryland legal community in meaningful and impactful volunteer service to ensure equal access to justice for those in need.