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Litigation - General Attorney in Frederick, 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 1 yrs required

Location

Frederick, MD

Date Last Verified

Apr 12,2018

Posted on

Jan 12,2018

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Staff Attorney The candidate will handle 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. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or to the following: 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 but not limited to, 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Prior experience in poverty law and admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-state attorneys must be able and available to take the next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable. Should have desired experience in family, consumer, housing, education, employment, public benefits and expungement law.

Additional info

Ref- MWM-ATRO122717

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
21 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701