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FreeState Justice seeks a staff attorney to work towards lived equality for LGBTQ+ Marylanders in need through management of our pro bono panel and legal advocacy. The staff attorney reports directly to FreeState’s Managing Attorney. The staff attorney should be highly organized and thrive on relationship building with clients, partners and colleagues. This is a full-time staff attorney position, with approximately 75% of the attorney’s time dedicated to the development of our pro bono panel and management of the case paneling process with the balance focused on direct legal advocacy on behalf of clients. A deep commitment to working in partnership with transgender and gender-non conforming people and communities of color is essential to success in the role.
Position Summary: The staff attorney will primarily develop FreeState’s pro bono panel and will also maintain a small caseload relating to matters arising out of a client’s gender identity or sexual orientation, including civil rights, healthcare, family law, elder law, conditions of confinement, and other matters.
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 in our community at greater risk for discrimination, such as youth, communities of color, individuals with low and limited incomes, 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.
Reports To: Managing Attorney
Pro Bono Management/Legal Advocacy
Meet Professional Expectations of Organization
Qualifications: An ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
Salary: FreeState Justice offers a competitive salary. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: FreeState Justice offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include: full medical, dental, and vision benefits; 403(b) retirement savings account; 11 paid holidays, 20 days of paid annual leave, and 10 days of paid sick leave.
FreeState Justice’s employees may also quality for the federal Public Services Loan Forgiveness Program and Maryland’s Janet L. Hoffman Loan Assistance Repayment Program.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete a candidate intake form at the following by clicking here. The priority deadline for this role is January 15, 2020.
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.
The selection process for this role will include a phone interview followed by an in-person interview.
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.