Job Details

Staff Attorney

Company name

Baltimore County Public Schools

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 05,2020

Valid Through

May 20,2020

Posted on

Jul 30,2019

Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required

Location

Towson, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Education >> Education
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Profile

Staff Attorney
The candidate will provide duties include: Represents Baltimore County Public Schools in special education mediation and due process hearings. Prepares school staff to participate in mediation and hearings. Evaluates cases and negotiates settlement agreements, requests for attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and reimbursements for independent evaluations. Attends IEP team meetings to support the team in decision-making. Reviews statutory amendments and regulations, judicial decisions, and federal agency decisions. Keeps current with pertinent legislation, regulations, and case law involving students with disabilities. Provides clarification and procedural updates for special education staff and school administrators. Coordinates and conducts in-service training related to procedural safeguards and team processes. Serves as a consultant to schools to ensure compliance with laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities and parents. Assists teachers and administrators in responding to student and parental concerns. Responds to complaints regarding special education and student related Section 504 issues. Conducts legal research on issues raised in complaints, formulates legal opinions and provides advice. Represents the Superintendent in administrative hearings, as needed.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a juris doctorate degree from an accredited school of law. Must have 2+ years professional experience in the practice of law which includes experience with legal issues involving students with disabilities. Must have demonstrated experience with litigation, negotiation, mediation, and administrative hearings. Experience with general education law is preferred. Must be a member of the Maryland State Bar. Must have skill and ability to use a personal computer, including spreadsheet, database and word processing programs (Microsoft Office preferred). Must have knowledge of legal research (Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis), legal terminology, Maryland administrative law and appeal process, and statutes and regulations. Must have knowledge of legal principles and practices. Must have knowledge of education law (IDEA and Section 504 f the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Must have knowledge of litigation involving administrative agencies and courts. Must have knowledge of legal research.

Additional info

Job Id: 7554

Company info

Michael Hodge
HR Supervisor
Baltimore County Public Schools
6901 Charles Street
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-7872
Fax: 410-296-0568