The Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, Maryland, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with desired experience in family, consumer, housing, education, employment, public benefits and expungement law.
Duties: Handle 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, paralegals and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all but are not limited to the following:
Screens clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate.
Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients.
Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research.
Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options.
Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc.
Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals.
Work with various community groups, performs outreach, and accepts speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor.
Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs.
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.
Qualifications: Prior experience in poverty law and admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-state attorneys must be able and available to take the next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.
Apply online with resumé and cover letter at https://www.mdlab.org/careers/ or copy this URL