Position Announcements - Staff Attorney

Civil Justice, Inc, a Maryland non-profit delivering legal services to clients of low and moderate income, seeks a Maryland licensed attorney to work on our Economic Justice Project. This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in reforming systems that perpetuate poverty. For more information about Civil Justice, please visit us at www.civiljusticenetwork.org.

Job responsibilities include:
Litigate cases, including tenant debt collection and medical debt cases.
Conduct client interviews.
Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research.
Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, etc.
Conduct outreach to communities impacted by tenant and medical debt collection.
With members of the Civil Justice team, develop and implement legal and policy strategies to prevent and address problems associated with consumer debt.
Draft written materials for legal proceedings and stakeholder meetings. 
Work collaboratively with members of the Civil Justice team to develop and maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders.
Identify trends and practices that undermine the financial stability of Maryland families.
Research laws across the country that, with implementation in Maryland, would promote economic justice
Other duties as assigned.

Licensed in Maryland in good standing. 
Preferred: One to two years of litigation experience. 
Familiarity with consumer protection and debt collection laws. 
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 for this position is $55,000 and is contingent on grant funding. Civil Justice offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement and paid annual level. Interested candidates should apply by sending a confidential resume and cover letter detailing the candidate’s qualifications and interest in this opportunity to: cj@civiljusticenetwork.org. No phone calls please.