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Chief Counsel

Description: 

CHIEF COUNSEL

Maryland Legal Aid announces an open role for Chief Counsel, located in our Baltimore office. The Chief Counsel directs the substantive legal work of Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) and is responsible for ensuring that MLA provides high quality legal services to clients and meets client needs through an innovative, assertive, client-centered and thoughtful advocacy program, consistent with the human rights framework adopted by the MLA Board of Directors. An LL.B. or J.D. degree required, at least twelve years of experience as a practicing attorney and at least seven years as a manager. Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a statewide team of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative professionals. Substantive appellate experience. Superior organizational and presentation skills. Experience working with low-income populations or in a legal services setting is desirable. Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to apply for admission to the Maryland Bar at the earliest opportunity.

 

Requirements: 

LL.B. or J.D. degree, plus at least twelve years of experience as a practicing attorney and at least seven years as a manager. Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a statewide team of attorneys, paralegals, and administrative professionals. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Substantive appellate experience. Superior organizational and presentation skills. Experience working with low-income populations or in a legal services setting is desirable. Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to apply for admission to the Maryland Bar at the earliest opportunity.

To Apply: 

Email resumes to GTaler@mdlab.org or apply direcly at https://www.mdlab.org/careers/   

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Information

Submission Deadline: 
December 22, 2019
Organization Information: 
Maryland Legal Aid
500 E. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
Phone: 410-751-7717