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Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 30, 2021

Valid Through

Mar 15, 2022

Posted on

Jun 27, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Rockville, MD, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Duties: Provide brief legal advice and information to self-represented litigants in connection with civil legal issues including Landlord and Tenant Matters, Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters, Return of Property, and Domestic Violence/Peace Orders, Family Law, and Foreclosure. Assist self-represented litigants in drafting their pleadings and motions, preparing for trial, completing court forms, and understanding court documents and the law. Provide referrals to appropriate legal service organizations, agencies, and lawyer referral services wherever appropriate. Develop internal resources, training for staff and the public. Be available to provide support to other offices as needed. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland. 1+ year of civil litigation experience, clinical or clerkship experience will be considered. Strong customer service skills including ability to empathize and assist people who are distressed. Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in simple terms. Ability to conduct rapid legal research. Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1887. Send resume and cover letter.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Maryland Center for Legal Assistance.
7500 Governor Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

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