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Staff Attorney

Company name

Legal Aid Bureau Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Sep 25,2019

Posted on

Jun 12,2019

Location

Landover, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Staff Attorney
The candidate will represent low-income clients in court, assist with outreach and intake as needed. Will serve in the areas of family law, housing law, consumer law, and employment law. Handle all functions related to casework from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. Screen 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, and briefs. 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 and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should be admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Legal Services experience and Spanish language proficiency are desirable.

Additional info

Ref: VROS1735. Send resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Bureau Inc.
8401 Corporate Dr
200
Landover, MD 20785

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