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Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Feb 15,2018

Posted on

Feb 14,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Health Care >> Health Care
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Staff Attorney Duties: Handle all functions related to case work in a high-volume, general administrative law practice in City from intake through representation of clients before administrative tribunals, District, Circuit and federal courts, and all relevant agencies, etc. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, paralegals, social workers and students on cases or projects. Active membership in Aid Task Forces is required. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. A significant amount of legal writing is required. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals. 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 and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Aid sponsored training and other programs. Staff attorneys are encouraged to participate in special projects, community outreach, and task forces. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position. Case types include disability of various sorts, public benefits such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, TDAP, Social Security Disability and overpayments, unemployment, employment law including wage claims and Family Medical Leave, education law and appeals of all case types, expungement.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 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 next scheduled Bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1615

Company info

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

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