Position Announcements - Community Development Project Attorney

Civil Justice, Inc, a Maryland non-profit formed for the purpose of increasing the delivery of legal services to clients of low and moderate income, seeks a Maryland licensed attorney to work on our Community Development project in Baltimore.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in community redevelopment issues to learn and develop expertise in this area through a non-profit setting.  For more information about Civil Justice, please visit us at www.civiljusticenetwork.org.

Job responsibilities include:
Litigate cases in tax sale foreclosures on vacant properties, absentee landlords, and code enforcement issues.
Develop and implement legal and policy strategies to prevent and address problems associated with vacant housing and neighborhood blight in collaboration with members of the team,
Draft written materials for legal proceedings and stakeholder meetings. 
Work collaboratively with members of the team to develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders
Track relevant legislation at local and state levels.

Qualifications:
Licensed in Maryland in good standing. 
Preferred: two or more years of experience in tax sale foreclosure, title, general real estate practice, including litigation, or community development work. 
Familiarity with urban housing and community development issues. 
Demonstrated ability to do detail-oriented work and manage competing tasks. 
Good writing and oral communication skills, including for complex legal and policy ideas. 
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 

The starting annual salary range for this position is between $62,000 and $70,000, depending on experience and is contingent on grant funding.  Interested candidates should apply by sending a confidential resume and cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this opportunity to: Civil Justice Inc., Attention: Community Development Project Attorney Search, 520 W. Fayette Street, Suite 410, Baltimore, MD 21201, or via E-mail at cj@civiljusticenetwork.org by July 8, 2019.  No telephone calls, please.


 

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