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Education Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney in Baltimore, MD

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Company name

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Education
Government and Government Relations
Health Care

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

USA Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Feb 15,2018

Posted on

Feb 14,2018

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Staff Attorney Duties: Work with the Associate Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities/Director of Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy and Law) at Institute to provide advocacy and legal services to patients, families, and members of the community, including: (1) limited representation to families and children with disabilities; (2) case consultations with faculty, staff, and trainees; (3) representation on civil legal matters (e.g., special education, denial of public benefits, family law, and housing); (4) pro bono referrals; (5) professional trainings; (6) community trainings; (7) community outreach; (8) legal research; (9) supervision to Project HEAL trainees; (10) fundraising; (11) grant writing and reporting; (12) data entry; and (13) systemic advocacy. Provide limited representation (e.g., education, document review, information and resources, advice, or referrals) to families and children with disabilities on civil legal matters. Provide case consultations (e.g., education, document review, information and resources, advice, or referrals) to Kennedy Krieger Institute faculty, staff, and trainees on civil legal matters. Provide representation to eligible families and children with disabilities on civil legal issues (e.g., special education, denial of public benefits, simple family law, and housing matters). Provide pro bono referrals to nonprofit legal service providers (e.g., Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and Disability Rights Maryland, etc.) or our pro bono partners, Baker Donelson, Ballard Spahr, DLA Piper, and Offit Kurman. Provide training to Kennedy Krieger Institute health care faculty, staff, and trainees, and other professionals in the community, on a variety of topics, including: an overview of Project HEAL; medical-legal partnerships; navigating the special education process; futures and estate planning; transition services; discipline for students with disabilities; bullying, harassment, and intimidation of students with disabilities; guardianship and less restrictive alternatives; public benefits; and other civil legal topics. Provide training to parents and caregivers within the community on a variety of topics, including: navigating the special education process; futures and estate planning; transition services; discipline for students with disabilities; bullying, harassment, and intimidation of students with disabilities; guardianship and less restrictive alternatives; public benefits; and other civil legal topics. Attend monthly and bi-monthly, coalition and task force meetings, as well as professional bar membership meetings. In collaboration with the Director, conduct and publish legal research on disability-related topics. In collaboration with the Director, the staff attorney is expected to co-supervise and manage the Project HEAL trainees and support staff. This includes, inter alia, the distribution of work load and providing the trainees an opportunity to observe the staff attorney in practice at IEP meetings and other coalition or task force meetings. In collaboration with the Director, the staff attorney is expected to engage in fundraising and strategic planning efforts on behalf of Project HEAL. Provide timely and accurate information for all data reporting requirements, including: the National Information and Reporting System (NIRS), and Apricot case management system. In collaboration with the Director, the staff attorney must also adhere to all federal and state data reporting requirements on an annual basis. In collaboration with the Director, the staff attorney is expected to engage in local and statewide systemic advocacy on behalf of families and children with disabilities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland within one year of date of hire. Advanced Degree in Psychology, Child Development, or related fields preferred. 2+ years of legal experience.

Additional info

ID: 3300

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205