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Litigation - General Attorney in Baltimore, MD

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Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

USA Baltimore, MD

Date Last Verified

Apr 04,2018

Posted on

Apr 03,2018

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Staff Attorney Duties: Serves an essential function in Aid’s delivery of high quality services to the poor and is usually the first point of contact for clients. Will be part of a team who interview applicants, answer questions, and provide legal assistance in person, online and by telephone. Services include providing legal information on civil cases particularly in the areas of administrative law, housing and consumer law, and public benefits. Legal assistance will include advice, referrals, follow-up brief service such as review­ing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms, write letters, prepare for court, or strategize on next steps. Representation may also include informal negotiations on behalf of clients. When appropriate, the intake staff attorney will prepare the case for referral to a substantive law unit for further representation. May be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students. Will maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients, primarily in the area of Maryland Administrative Law and public benefits. Conduct factual investigation and analysis and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients. If assigned, prepare pleadings, including, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. If assigned, develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. If assigned, prepare cases and represent clients in negotiation. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid- sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Highly motivated and willing to work with a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in fast-paced environment. Commitment to mission of Legal Aid. Experience in Maryland General Practice, with emphasis on Administrative Law. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school 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.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1626. Send an updated resumé and cover letter.

Company info

Bobbie Steyer
Chief Attorney
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202