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Assistant Solicitors - Workers' Compensation Practice Group Duties: The candidate will handle all litigation matters related to workers' compensation matters for the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Will work on upcoming cases, prepare for upcoming hearings and, when necessary, consult with claims handlers, human resources professionals and supervisors to handle written discovery and depositions in appellate cases. Prepare and try cases on behalf of the Baltimore City government before the Workers' Compensation Commission, in the Circuit Court, and/or other appropriate jurisdictions; may assist in appeals. Perform legal research and render legal opinions on questions that are raised and submitted by Baltimore City departments and agencies. Defend the City in lawsuits brought against the municipality in the Circuit Court and Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. Represent the interests of the City at hearings before boards, commissions, unions, mediations, arbitrations and other proceedings. Draft and prepare various legal documents. Advise and inform superiors on the status of hearings/trial proceedings, and obstacles. Negotiate settlements on behalf of the City.
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Qualification: The candidate should have law degree from an accredited law school. Must have 2+ years of litigation experience and strong trial experience, legal writing and/or municipal law and practice before circuit and district courts. Experience preparing for and/or litigating workers' compensation matters is highly desired and strongly preferred Admission to the Bar of the State of Maryland is required. A valid Maryland Class C, Noncommercial driver's license or equivalent out-of-state driver's license acceptable to the Division of the Office of Risk Management is required. Should have workers' compensation litigation experience. Working knowledge of Maryland workers' compensation laws and procedures is essential. Working knowledge of appropriate Baltimore City Code and Charter provisions and Federal, State and City statutes dealing with the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act is essential. Strong legal research and analytical skill is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skill is essential. Strong technology skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office software and legal research platforms such as Westlaw is essential.
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