Limited Scope Project Attorney

Civil Justice, Inc. works to increase the delivery of legal services to clients of low and moderate income through a network of solo, small firm and community based lawyers who share a common commitment to increasing access to justice through traditional and non-traditional means.  Civil Justice’s Limited Scope Representation Project will help facilitate the Maryland market for limited scope work, where an attorney and client agree that the attorney will handle only part of a matter, allowing the possibility for the client to achieve the client’s goals without having to pay for full representation.  The Limited Scope Representation Project will utilize Civil Justice’s existing network of private attorneys who are experienced at finding ways to provide affordable representation to those with limited means and recent technological advances that can help streamline and track referrals.

Civil Justice is seeking a Limited Scope Project Attorney to work in conjunction with current Civil Justice staff on Civil Justice’s Limited Scope Representation Project.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

The Project Attorney: 

  • Works closely with the other legal service organizations to facilitate the referral of potential clients who could benefit from limited scope representation
  • Train program partners on referral platform
  • Develops training materials and best practice models for private attorneys offering limited scope representation
  • Management of attorney panels trained in limited scope work
  • Conduct in-depth client intake, gather appropriate documentation, and make referrals as appropriate
  • Performs limited scope representation for clients
  • Assists with completing grant reports on a quarterly basis
  • Monitor data from referral software to spot trends and potential issues that may occur during the program

The ideal candidate will be a licensed Maryland attorney who has at least 2 years of experience with family law, public interest law or litigation.  Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills are critical because this position requires substantial communication and coordination with partner organizations, private attorneys and potential clients.  This is a full time position that would start in July of 2017. Salary: $53,000 – $58,000 depending on experience.  Outside practice of law is not permitted.

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
Limited Scope Project Attorney Search
520 W. Fayette St., Suite 410
Baltimore, MD 21201
or via e-mail to cmccully@civiljusticenetwork.org

 

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