Project Manager - Maryland Justice Passport

Civil Justice, Inc., seeks an attorney to serve as Project Manager for the Maryland Justice Passport (“the Passport) project. Launched in 2020, the Passport is a trauma-informed technology helping Marylanders find effective legal and social services assistance. This is an exciting opportunity for a technology-minded attorney to collaborate with a broad group of stakeholders and improve access to justice for all Marylanders.

About the Passport: Marylanders without lawyers often visit multiple organizations to address their legal problem. When tasked with visiting different organizations, unrepresented people may have difficulty keeping track of where they’ve been, may have trouble keeping track of important paperwork. In addition, these Marylanders may forget their next steps, and may be retraumatized by re-telling their story to other service providers. The Passport is a digital platform that helps litigants find legal assistance, effectively navigate the legal services community in Maryland, and stay organized when dealing with their legal matter. 

Job Responsibilities include:

Collaborating with a diverse group of stakeholders including legal services providers, self-help centers, court staff, judges, magistrates, and social services providers.
Identifying and implementing technological enhancements that improves the useability of the Passport for litigants and service providers.
Conducting stakeholder engagement and feedback sessions.
Serving as the primary point of contact for partners, stakeholders, and others interested in the Passport. 
Identifying, recruiting, and onboarding new Passport partner agencies. 

Qualifications
One to three years of legal experience, preferably in a legal services environment.
Licensed to practice law, preferably in Maryland or eligible to waive into Maryland.
Comfort quickly learning and teaching new technologies.
Demonstrate positivity, creativity and diplomacy while working with a diverse group of stakeholders.  
Exceptional listening skills.
Ability present to a range of stakeholders and in a variety of settings, often on short notice.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Proficiency in written and spoken Spanish is preferred
Passion and enthusiasm for expanding access to justice and troubleshooting complex problems.
Must have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout Maryland.

The salary for this position is competitive and based on experience. Civil Justice offers a benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, and paid vacation and sick leave.

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. 

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.

Qualifications:
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.