Supervising Attorney - DCSHC-UM
SUPERVISING ATTORNEY DISTRICT COURT SELF-HELP CENTER
Upper Marlboro, Maryland Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of a full-time supervising attorney position at the District Court Self-Help Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Job Description: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility will be to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC) in Upper Marlboro, Maryland including supervision of legal assistance in landlord/tenant, civil claims up to $30,000, replevin/detinue, expungement and domestic violence matters via walk-in, phone and live chat. While the Upper Marlboro supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be in District Court matters, the supervisor will be called upon to supervise legal matters within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court including family and foreclosure matters from the larger Maryland Courts Self-Help Center (MCSHC) staff in Annapolis as well at the DCSHRC’s Baltimore City, Glen Burnie and Salisbury locations. In addition to supervising legal and administrative work, the supervising attorney will collaborate with District and Circuit Court clerks, judges and Administrative Office of the Courts staff to ensure effective and efficient operation of the MCSHC including the DCSHC locations.
Hours and Location: The supervising attorney will be primarily responsible for supervising the Upper Marlboro location of the DCSHRC. Staffing and supervision of the other DCSHRC locations and the MCSHC will also be required. The supervisor’s hours will primarily be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday but, at times, supervision and staffing of the MCSHC’s evening hours (4:30-8:00pm, Monday through Friday) will also be required.
Minimum Qualifications: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least 3 or more years of litigation experience in District and/or Circuit Court civil matters. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access to justice and the ability to bring energy, ingenuity and compassion to the delivery of high-quality legal services. The successful candidate must also have a history as a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to staff evening hours and be on-call for supervisory issues as needed an outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in a second language preferred. .