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Staff Attorneys

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 09,2019

Valid Through

Oct 22,2019

Posted on

Jan 25,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Bankruptcy >> Bankruptcy
Finance >> Finance - Banking
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Staff Attorneys
Responsibilities: Provide legal information, advice, counseling, representation in administrative mediation hearings, as well as in civil litigation, to low-income Maryland homeowners and tenants facing mortgage default, foreclosure, or eviction from a foreclosed property. Litigation may involves both state and federal court including bankruptcy court proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, complaints, answers, other pleadings, motions, discovery, discovery responses, memoranda of law, briefs and other documents required for appeals, and bankruptcies. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases, manage files and represent clients in negotiation, 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 Maryland Legal Aid-sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction or graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination following date of employment. Prior experience involving foreclosure defense, mortgage compliance, predatory lending, bankruptcy or related litigation is highly desirable. Ability to effectively manage a challenging caseload is a plus. Must be highly organized and attentive to detail. Familiarity with case management software, timekeeping, and Office 365.

Additional info

Requisition ID : 1627. Send RESUME AND COVER LETTER.

Company info

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

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