The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit office announces a full-time temporary staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for an attorney with 3 to 5 years of experience to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, victims’ rights, sexual assault and stalking in seeking protective orders, longer term family law cases such as divorce and/or custody, and assisting with other issues such as housing and consumer issues that are related to the violence or abuse. The attorney will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will represent clients in Baltimore City, Baltimore, Howard and Carroll Counties This is a temporary grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This contract is available through October, 2019, with possibilities of renewal.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Handling all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all, but are not limited to the following:
Qualifications: Three to five years civil litigation experience is required. Experience with handling domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking matters, protective orders, and other cases involving divorce and/or custody and housing and consumer issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking is preferred. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland required. Spanish language proficiency desirable.
Apply online at https://www.mdlab.org/careers/ or copy this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=265609&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688