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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
ProfileStaff Attorney Duties: Provide information and referral, as well as legal consultation and advice to clients related to domestic violence and family law, including: Civil and criminal legal options and resources; Civil order of protection remedies and procedures; Family law options and procedures; Referrals to Victim Assistance; Referrals to private attorneys; Referrals to Anne Arundel County Pro Bono Program Services, including the Family Law Self Help Center; Provide legal representation at Civil Order of Protection hearings (usually free to clients); Respond to legal information telephone calls as needed; Adjunct responsibilities will include the maintenance and submission of hours worked, completion and submission of client forms, maintenance of client files, including electronic files, collection of client data, submission of client and financial information for reports to funders; Consultation and coordination with supportive programs, including Safe House Shelter and Counseling, as needed; Collation and preparation of funder quarterly reports; Assistance in collating statistical reporting for various grant funders. Also may include: provision of legal information and training for the community groups, supervision of a law student, supervision of interns, consultation with staff to develop short and long-term safety planning for clients; Grant research and writing; Attend staff meetings, as required; Participates in events and activities; Maintains knowledge/education through continuing legal education and independent research; Perform other duties as deemed necessary by the CEO and the Director of Legal Services.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: JD Degree and Licensed to practice law in Maryland; Experience in family law and domestic violence, preferred; Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office products, such as Outlook, Excel and Access; Commitment to the mission and vision. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to remain calm when others are in crisis; Ability to work independently with sound judgment; Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of both genders; Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence; Ability to keep accurate records; Ability to communicate effectively with clients, co-workers, supervisors, representatives from community agencies, volunteers, and donor organizations; Commitment to continuous improvement.
YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
1517 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, MD 21012