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ProfileStaff Attorney The candidate handles all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, paralegals and students on cases or projects. Maintains case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys. Screens clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. 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, 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, performs outreach, and accepts 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. Prior experience in poverty law, CINA and family law preferred, and admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland is needed. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
21 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701