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Staff Attorney

Company name

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Apr 07,2018

Posted on

Apr 06,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney The candidate will represent indigent alleged disabled adults at guardianship proceedings in the Circuit Courts for Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Will represent disabled adults at monthly review board (APGRB) hearings in. Draft documents to be filed with the courts; meet with clients in their placements; meet with caregivers; review medical records; review social summaries prepared by social workers; confer with consultants. Assess the adequacy of care; and advocating for clients. Other duties as assigned by Program Manager. Should have strong advocacy skills, both written and oral. Should be able to work with a diverse client population, including the elderly, intellectually impaired, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill adults. Must be able to collaborate with government agencies, care providers, medical personnel and other community agencies. Should have J.D. degree from an accredited law school. 2 – 3 years of professional experience in guardianship, elder, or disability law or 10 years of general litigation experience preferred. Must be admitted to practice law in Maryland and be in good standing. Should have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with case management software.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
One North Charles Street
Suite 222
Baltimore, MD 21201

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