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Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Aug 05,2018

Posted on

Aug 03,2018

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD
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Staff Attorney The candidate will screen training program participants for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Will conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with participants, and administer “legal check-ups” to comprehensively assess participants’ needs for civil legal services. Conduct factual investigations, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigations and legal research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including, but not limited to, correspondence, pleadings, motions, discovery, memoranda of law, and briefs. Develop case theories and strategies for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials, and appeals. Work closely with non-profit organizations, representatives of local government, community groups and other legal providers to conduct trainings for participants. Conduct community outreach and education and support appropriate strategies to benefit the target population. Support Maryland Legal Aid’s Community Lawyering Initiative by assisting with expungements and other clinic needs when feasible. Conduct “Know Your Rights” legal information sessions with job training program participants. Work with pro bono attorneys, students, and volunteers to collaborate on clinics and special projects. Must have admission to Maryland Bar or another state Bar or eligibility and willingness to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. 2+ years of legal experience preferred.

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Requisition ID : 1660 Send resume and cover letter

Company info

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

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