Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., (Maryland Legal Aid)

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 10, 2020

Valid Through

May 25, 2020

Posted on

Feb 16, 2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney
Duties: Providing support and advice on substantive civil legal issues facing special populations. Assisting with the recruitment, orientation, and training of volunteers; Conducting outreach in the veterans community statewide and, with paralegal assistance, to the migrant farmworker communities; Screening clients for eligibility and making referrals, as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; conducting factual investigations and analysis and advising clients of results of investigations; conducting legal research; and counseling clients about their options pursuant to standards established by Aid. Maintaining a caseload for persons within the special populations served. Cases may involve veterans’ benefits, wage protections for agricultural workers, substandard housing, overtime claims, unemployment insurance, and other legal issues affecting the populations served. Providing excellent representation to clients in various forums and preparing and/or responding to pleadings and motions, discovery requests, appellate briefs, and memoranda.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Certified to practice in Veterans Administration proceedings or able to become certified immediately after hire. Graduated from an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experienced in working with pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to working in a public interest law firm assisting low-income persons. Able to spend time traveling throughout Maryland and Delaware, especially on the Eastern Shore. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish-speaking fluency is preferred.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1603

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., (Maryland Legal Aid)
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

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