Attorney

Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Northeastern Maryland

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Northeastern Office located in Harford County announces a full-time staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a General Practice attorney and requires three years of civil litigation experience. Experience in Family Law is preferred.

Responsibilities/Duties: The Attorney will represent low-income clients in housing, consumer, public benefits and family law cases including highly contested custody cases and divorces. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: handling 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, law graduates, legal assistants, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards.

Qualifications/Skills: Three years civil litigation experience required. Family law experience preferred. 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 next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Salary/Benefits: $51,434 and up, depending on experience.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15548731&t=1.

Posted: 3/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Domestic Law Unit

Description: The Domestic Law Unit of Maryland Legal Aid located in Baltimore City announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Advise and represent clients in contested domestic relations matters including divorce, custody and visitation, child support, domestic violence, and disposition of marital property.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission 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 next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable but not required.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter Joseph V. Rohr, Jr., Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15560491.

Posted: 3/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, District Court Self-Help Center – Three Positions

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of three (3) staff attorney positions at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center (DCSHRC) in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The attorneys will primarily provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the District Court of Maryland including landlord/tenant, small and large claims, debtor/creditor, expungement and domestic violence matters. The staff attorneys will also be called on to assist with a broader range of civil matters including family law matters, foreclosures and expungements. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via walk-in assistance, phone calls and live chat assistance or as requested by the Court. These positions are part of a Maryland Legal Aid contract with the Administrative Office of the Courts to operate the Courts’ DCSHRC and the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center. The District Court Self-Help Center in Baltimore City, Maryland will provide legal assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The staff attorneys may be called upon to assist during other hours and at other locations as needed.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in a second language strongly preferred.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15550211&t=2.

Posted: 3/2/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Supervising Attorney, District Court Self-Help Center

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability of a supervising attorney position at the District Court Self-Help Center in Baltimore City, Maryland. The supervising attorney will be primarily responsible for supervising the Baltimore City location of the District Court Self-Help Resource Center. Staffing and supervision of the other District Court Self-Help Resource Center locations and the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center will also be required. The supervisor’s hours will primarily be from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday but, at times, supervision and staffing of the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center’s evening hours (4:30-8:00pm, Monday through Friday) will also be required.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility will be to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the District Court Self-Help Resource Center in Baltimore City, Maryland including supervision of legal assistance in landlord/tenant, civil claims up to $30,000, replevin/detinue, expungement and domestic violence matters via walk-in, phone and live chat. While the Baltimore City supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be in District Court matters, the supervisor will be called upon to supervise legal matters within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court including family and foreclosure matters from the larger Maryland Courts Self-Help Center staff in Annapolis as well at the District Court Self-Help Center’s Upper Marlboro, Glen Burnie and Salisbury locations. In addition to supervising legal and administrative work, the supervising attorney will collaborate with District and Circuit Court clerks, judges and Administrative Office of the Courts staff to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center including the District Court Self-Help Center locations.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least 3 or more years of litigation experience in District and/or Circuit Court civil matters. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access to justice and the ability to bring energy, ingenuity and compassion to the delivery of high-quality legal services. The successful candidate must also have a history as a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to staff evening hours and be on-call for supervisory issues as needed an outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in a second language preferred.

To Apply: Send an updated resumé and cover letter to Sarah Coffey Frush, Chief Attorney, online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15550181&t=2.

Posted: 2/22/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney for Special Populations

Description: Maryland Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney to work with clients from special populations – specifically veterans and migrant farmworkers throughout Maryland and Delaware. This attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income veterans and migrant farmworkers from initial intake through representation before all relevant agencies and courts.

Responsibilities/Duties: Providing support and advice on substantive civil legal issues facing special populations. Assisting with the recruitment, orientation, and training of volunteers. Conducting outreach in the veterans community statewide and, with paralegal assistance, to the migrant farmworker communities throughout Maryland and Delaware. Screening clients for eligibility and making referrals, as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; conducting factual investigations and analysis and advising clients of results of investigations; conducting legal research; and counseling clients about their options pursuant to standards established by Maryland Legal Aid. Maintaining a caseload for persons within the special populations served. Cases may involve veterans’ benefits, wage protections for agricultural workers, substandard housing, overtime claims, unemployment insurance, and other legal issues affecting the populations served. Providing excellent representation to clients in various forums and preparing and/or responding to pleadings and motions, discovery requests, appellate briefs, and memoranda. Performing other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Certified to practice in Veterans Administration proceedings or able to become certified immediately after hire. Graduated from an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experienced in working with pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to working in a public interest law firm assisting low-income persons. Able to spend time traveling throughout Maryland and Delaware, especially on the Eastern Shore. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish-speaking fluency is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15510271.

Posted: 2/16/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Administrative Law Unit

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position in the Baltimore City Administrative Law Unit for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work in a high-volume, general administrative law practice in Baltimore City from intake through representation of clients before administrative tribunals, District, Circuit and federal courts, and all relevant agencies, etc. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, paralegals, social workers and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Bureau standards. A significant amount of legal writing is required.

Qualifications/Skills: 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 next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15537031&t=1.

Posted: 2/8/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Child Advocacy

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability a staff attorney position at the Baltimore City Child Advocacy Unit for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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, 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 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 and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: 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 next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15522611&t=1.

Posted: 1/27/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: MCVRC is seeking a staff attorney to provide court representation and other legal duties in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. See www.mdcrimevictims.org/wp-content/uploads/Jobs_Staff-Attorney.pdf for a full job description.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide direct legal representation to victims in criminal cases in trial courts as well as on the appellate level. Provide victims of crime with comprehensive legal consultations, victim rights representations, and referrals. Record notes and contribute to the intake, case assessment and case management process to include follow-ups and record keeping in our legal files database. Represent MCVRC clients in a specialization area(s) of victim’s rights, guardian ad litem, domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, homicide survivors and other crime victims. Please indicate any experience in any of these areas.

Qualifications/Skills: Law degree and bar membership required, preferably Maryland Bar. Preferred experience with victim services and victims’ rights required. Experience in legal advocacy on the behalf of a vulnerable, underserved and underrepresented population. Minimum of three (3) years legal experience which results in the desired skills, knowledge and ability to represent all crime victims’ rights.

To Apply: Email your resume and detailed cover letter that expresses how this position is aligned with your career goals, passions, strengths and expertise to ygule@mdcrimevictims.org. The cover letter should also indicate your desired salary and availability to start.

Posted: 1/4/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – CINA

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Metropolitan Maryland office in Landover, Maryland, announces a full-time CINA staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Represent children in court and administrative proceedings in connection with Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) cases. Provide full range of other assistance to clients. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland bar or bar of another U.S. jurisdiction required. Child advocacy experience desired. Spanish language proficiency especially desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15474261&t=1.

Posted: 11/16/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Housing/Consumer Law Unit

Description: The Housing/Consumer Law Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney in Baltimore City for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, and courts, in the following areas: landlord/tenant issues in private and federally subsidized housing including breach of lease and rent calculations, termination of subsidies, tenant holding over actions, rent escrow and much more. Staff attorneys will be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects and maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards.

Qualifications/Skills: Attorney must be in good standing of the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and must possess at a minimum two years of experience in housing law advocacy. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15453711&t=1.

Posted: 10/28/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Including but not limited to: Lead, coordinate and support Maryland Legal Aid’s elder law and health care advocacy statewide, including its work related to older adults and persons with disabilities. Provide leadership, mentoring, co-counseling, lead counseling, technical assistance, and expertise on elder law and health care cases, including assistance with impact advocacy efforts and appeals, to attorneys and paralegals in all Maryland Legal Aid offices. Handle health care and elder cases individually where appropriate. Implement and serve as project manager for all grants related to elder law and health care. Provide leadership in the evaluation and outcomes measurement efforts for such grants. Work closely with Maryland Legal Aid’s Program Development/Compliance and Development Units in researching and identifying funding opportunities as well as preparing grant applications and reports related to elder law and health care. Supervise the Long Term Care Assistance Project Director and Human Rights Project Director and other projects as assigned. Coordinate policy advocacy on issues related to elder law and health care, including comments on state and federal regulations and legislative testimony as permitted by Legal Services Corporation restrictions. Assist with designing and conducting trainings for internal and external audiences on elder law and health care topics. Collaborate extensively with stakeholders including local, state and national advocates for older adults and persons with disabilities, government agencies, and industry leaders. Conduct research and publish materials relating to current trends and emerging issues in the fields of elder law and health care. Attend and play significant role in Maryland Legal Aid statewide task forces, including task forces focusing on elder law, health care, and public benefits.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland Bar or eligible and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. Minimum of five years’ experience as an attorney, expertise in elder and/or health care law, and prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program are highly desirable. Excellent mentoring and demonstrated communication skills (oral and written) are required. Must be proficient with computer applications and systems.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15462371&t=1.

Posted: 10/26/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, Maryland, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with experience in bankruptcy and foreclosure to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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 all but are not limited to the following: 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 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 and accept 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.

Qualifications/Skills: Experience in consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure 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.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15421521&t=1.

Posted: 10/24/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – DHMH

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Baltimore County office, located in Towson, Maryland, announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney for qualified applicants. Maryland Legal Aid has been awarded a contract by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DHMH”) to operate a legal assistance program to represent residents at the Spring Grove Hospital Center in Baltimore County. The Spring Grove Hospital Center is a Mental Hygiene Administration facility. The attorney will represent residents in obtaining benefits/entitlements and during later stages of resident grievance processes. The attorney will also be responsible for identifying residents who may have legal problems, but may not be able to request assistance due to their disabilities, and for assisting patients with general civil claims by making referrals to pro bono legal services providers.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Responsibilities assigned may include any or all of, but are not limited to, the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with potential clients and their legal guardians. Conduct factual investigations, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigations and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents and correspondence. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work closely with non-profit organizations, various other community groups and legal providers to conduct community outreach and education, and to support appropriate strategies that benefit the resident population. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid-sponsored trainings and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Attorneys must be in good standing of the Bar of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and must possess at a minimum three (3) years of experience representing individuals with developmental disabilities and dealing with matters related to health care law or civil rights of institutionalized persons in one or more of the following areas: Filing entitlements; Rights Issues; Clinical Panel Administrative Appeals; Conducting client referrals and case reviews; Participating in and conducting informational meetings; and conducting training sessions. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15442261&t=1.

Posted: 10/24/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Child Advocacy

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Montgomery County office in Rockville, Maryland announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney to represent children in CINA and TPR proceedings.

Responsibilities/Duties: 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, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all but are not limited to the following: 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 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 and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: 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 next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15365511.

Posted: 9/20/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Director of Advocacy for Consumer Law

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Director of Advocacy for Consumer Law to qualified applicants. The position will join a team of substan­tive experts in the Statewide Advocacy Support Unit, based in the Baltimore City office. Maryland Legal Aid has long been a leader in protecting the rights of vulnerable consumers in Maryland. The Director of Advocacy for Consumer Law is a new position and as such will have leeway to employ creative, innovative and cutting edge approaches on behalf of clients in the consumer arena.

Responsibilities/Duties: Lead, coordinate and support Maryland Legal Aid’s consumer law advocacy statewide. Maryland Legal Aid’s areas of consumer practice include, but are not  limited to, a breadth of issues involving debtor’s rights; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy; debt collection defense for credit cards, student loans, automobile and medical debt that may be in default; wage and bank account garnishment exemption claims; mortgage and homeowner association foreclosure defense; property tax and utility bill collection; and affirmative litigation to address fraud, deceptive acts and practices, predatory lending, and other violations of consumer protection statutes. Maryland Legal Aid’s consumer practice places particular focus on vulnerable populations, including older adults, individuals with limited English proficiency and children aging out of the foster care system. Provide mentoring, co-counseling, technical assistance and expertise on consumer issues, including support to staff in all Maryland Legal Aid offices on impact advocacy efforts and appeals. Handle consumer cases individually where appropriate, including cases referred by self-help centers operated by Maryland Legal Aid on behalf of the Administrative Office of the Courts. Implement and serve as project manager for grants and contracts related to Maryland Legal Aid’s consumer practice. Develop evaluation and outcome measurements for such programs. Supervise the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project. Work with Maryland Legal Aid’s Development and Program Development & Compliance staff in conceptualizing, researching and identifying funding opportunities as well as preparing grant applications and reports related to the consumer law practice. Coordinate policy advocacy on issues related to consumer law, including the provision of comments on state and federal regulations and legislative testimony as permitted by Legal Services Corporation restrictions. Assist with designing and conducting trainings for internal and external audiences on consumer law topics. Collaborate with stakeholders including local, state and national consumer advocates. Conduct research and publish materials related to current trends and emerging issues in the consumer field. Attend Maryland Legal Aid statewide task forces, including task forces focusing on consumer and elder law. Incorporate Maryland Legal Aid’s Human Rights framework and strategic plan into the firm’s consumer advocacy.

Qualifications/Skills: Admission to Maryland Bar or eligible and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. Minimum of five years of experience as an attorney, expertise in one or more areas of Maryland Legal Aid’s consumer law practice, appellate experience, and prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program are highly desirable. Excellent mentoring and demonstrated communication skills (oral and written) are required. Must be proficient with computer applications and systems. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to C. Shawn Boehringer, Chief Counsel online at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or by clicking here. Submit via fax at 410-951-7797.

Posted: 6/21/16