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FreeState Justice seeks a visionary, experienced Managing Attorney, who cares deeply about LGBTQ+ people, to lead our legal services team in providing direct representation to LGBTQ+ Marylanders with low and limited incomes. The Managing Attorney will work directly under the supervision of the Executive Director. They will lead all aspects of FreeState’s legal services program, including managing the legal team, representing clients in our most complex cases, and overseeing case selection and docket management. We seek a candidate with a deep passion for social justice, a commitment to empowering clients, and enthusiasm for joining our small team of dedicated, engaged, and energetic individuals working to bring lived equality to Maryland’s LGBTQ+ population with low or limited incomes.
Position Summary: The Managing Attorney will provide vision, direction, and leadership to our legal services program. They will coach and develop a small team of two staff attorneys and a case manager to ensure excellent service to clients in both in-house and pro bono representation. They will supervise and monitor the provision of legal services to clients as well as manage a focused caseload of our most complex legal matters. Additionally, the Managing Attorney will support FreeState’s public policy advocacy. This position is partially funded through grants from Maryland Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) and the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP).
About FreeState: FreeState Justice is a 501(c)(3) social justice organization that envisions a Maryland where people across the spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities are free to live authentically, with safety and dignity, in all communities throughout our state. Our work brings to the forefront the experiences of those of us at greater risk for discrimination, such as youth, communities of color, low-income individuals, and transgender and gender non-conforming people.
FreeState Justice provides free legal representation and policy advocacy in areas arising from a person’s LGBTQ+ status, such as health care discrimination, safe and equal access to school services, family law matters, name and gender changes, and discrimination in places of public accommodation. Services, both legal and policy-focused, are provided by staff attorneys, as well as by volunteer attorneys who serve on FreeState’s pro bono panel, and student interns.
More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Manage a case load of cutting edge LGBTQ+ civil rights litigation, including direct services and impact litigation
Provide vision, leadership, and direction to FreeState Justice’s direct legal services program
Support FreeState’s public policy advocacy
General management responsibilities
Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
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Salary: The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience.
Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include: medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid time off annually, and 10 days of paid sick leave.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should (1) prepare a cover letter, resume, and writing sample and (2) complete an application form and upload application materials at the following URL: www.freestate-justice.org/careers.
If necessary, questions may be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; no calls please. More information about the organization can be found at www.freestate-justice.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer: FreeState Justice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, HIV status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Transgender people, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.