Employment Opportunities

Staff Attorney for the COURTROOM ADVOCACY PROJECT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc. (PBRC) is seeking a bright, highly organized and self-motivated attorney to join its Courtroom Advocacy Project (CAP). CAP is an innovative pro bono program providing day-of-court, limited scope representation to consumers and tenants in district court with the support of volunteer attorneys and law students. The CAP staff attorney will be expected to develop an expertise in tenant and consumer advocacy in district court as well as recruiting, training, and mentoring volunteer attorneys.

STATUS:

Full time exempt position. Competitive salary, dependent on experience, and excellent benefits. Position to start as soon as possible.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff PBRC’s Tenant Volunteer Lawyer of the Day clinics held at Baltimore City District Court 4 days per week in coordination with CAP Director and part-time contract attorney.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and develop relationships with volunteer attorneys participating in CAP clinics and handling pro bono cases from the Project.
  • Provide legal services to tenants and consumers assisted at CAP clinics, with the majority of time spent representing tenants with failure to pay rent or rent escrow cases.
  • Place and monitor tenants’ cases being handled by volunteer attorneys.
  • Coordinate coverage of in-house tenant cases in consultation with CAP Director and part-time contract attorney.
  • Ensure accurate data collection for Project clients and strive to meet Project performance measures. 
  • Maintain accurate records for Project and contribute to grant applications and reports as assigned.
  • Collaborate with Project partners, other legal services organizations, and community organizations.
  • Participate in advocacy, stakeholder, and coalition meetings as well as other collaborative groups as assigned.
  • Serve as back-up staff as assigned for Consumer Protection Project clinics held at Baltimore City District Court and Prince George’s County District Court.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Admission to the Bar in the state of Maryland and a desire to practice in district court.
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, including other staff, volunteers, clients, public interest organizations, governmental entities, Board members, and donors.
  • Strong commitment to helping the community and ensuring equal access to justice.

TO APPLY, send resume, cover letter, and references to:

Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Attn: Sydney Dunning, Esq.
520 W. Fayette Street, Suite 300
Baltimore, MD, 21201
Email to:  sdunning@probonomd.org
or fax (410) 385-2616 

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to advance equal access to justice in Maryland by coordinating and supporting volunteer civil legal services, providing resources and support for legal advocates for the poor, and promoting cooperation within the legal community.