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Chief Attorney ES-1699

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by Maryland Legal Aid

Salisbury, MD 21801
Legal
9 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
CHIEF ATTORNEY - EASTERN SHORE Salisbury and Easton, MD Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time chief attorney position on the Eastern Shore for the Salisbury and Easton, Maryland offices to qualified applicants.
Responsibilities:
Staff Supervision and Development Provide positive leadership to a staff of attorneys, paralegals, law clerks, and administrative staff currently serving Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Wicomico, Kent, Caroline, Queen Anne and Talbot Counties; Lead hiring efforts to attract talented staff who have a commitment to the mission and work of Maryland Legal Aid; Build a cohesive, supportive team that works well with one another, develops 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; reviewing substantive legal work; providing meaningful assessments and evaluation of advocacy efforts, caseloads and productivity; engaging the community through outreach and education; and addressing training needs; Carry a caseload commensurate with the Chief's expertise and that accounts for managerial responsibilities for two offices located in Salisbury and Easton, MD; Balance the significant demand for services with the need to engage in impactful and effective advocacy for clients; and Conduct case reviews and assign cases to staff consistent with Maryland Legal Aid's case and matter acceptance guidelines. Strategy and Leadership Participate in statewide task forces and statewide advocacy efforts; Develop expertise in the communities served by the offices and all resources available to address client needs; Engage community leaders to enhance Maryland Legal Aid's reputation in the communities served; Cultivate effective relationships with the judiciary and private bar; Lead efforts to increase pro bono representation of clients; Carry-out Maryland Legal Aid'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 Maryland Legal Aid's service delivery throughout the state; Assist with the firm's resource development efforts, including, but not limited to, the identifying of possible funding sources, making presentations to funders, and the drafting of grant applications and progress reports; Address client grievances; Apply online at or copy this URL or click here. Category: Legal , Keywords: Attorney

Reference: 627141691