PRO BONO COORDINATOR
STATEWIDE ADVOCACY SUPPORT UNIT
Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) has established a Pro Bono Program within its Statewide Advocacy Support Unit. The overall purpose of this Program is to recruit, train, coordinate, and facilitate the work of pro bono attorneys who serve eligible Maryland Legal Aid clients. The Pro Bono Program will develop statewide standards for pro bono practice within Maryland Legal Aid’s case priorities, and create innovative approaches to address the justice gap with the use of pro bono attorneys and other volunteers.
As part of this effort, Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of a full-time Pro Bono Coordinator position for the Pro Bono Program. This position reports to the Pro Bono Program Director. The Coordinator assists with the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys, paralegals, law students, and other volunteers, including those in allied professions.
The Coordinator has the following additional responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will be creative, flexible, and self-motivated, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with pro bono volunteers.
Qualifications: Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. One to three years of legal experience, preferably in the delivery of civil legal services or the delivery of pro bono services to low-income clients. Able to travel statewide. Spanish language proficiency desirable.
Apply with an updated resume and cover letter to Amy Petkovsek, Director of Advocacy for Training and Pro Bono
online at https://www.mdlab.org/careers/ or copy this URL
or click here.