Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Paralegal, Part-Time, Temporary – Midwestern Maryland Office.

Description: Under the supervision of an attorney in Maryland Legal Aid’s Midwestern Maryland Office, the paralegal will administer the Frederick County Pro Bono Referral Program under the Community Foundation of Frederick County (CFFREDCO) grant project.

Responsibilities/Duties: Conducts pro bono intake interviews. Prepares case summaries and recruits attorneys to accept pro bono referrals. Keeps accurate daily statistics, attends Frederick County Pro Bono Committee meetings, and presents statistical data to group. Assists with and attends the Frederick County Pro Bono Day event(s). Provides community and institutional outreach and education thus increasing the amount of clients served under program. Monitors pro bono case assignments, checking in with attorneys and clients throughout the case lifecycle. Offers creative suggestions to recognize attorneys for their time and commitment to the program. Prepares satisfaction surveys to attorneys and clients and tabulates responses. Performs litigation support such as preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, correspondence and other documents. Conducts factual investigation and legal research. Resolves problems of clients. Assists in or develops case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Assists with administrative office functions as needed. Performs other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Must have proficient written and communication skills sufficient to perform the duties of the position, computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, proven ability to draft correspondence and legal documents, good attention to detail, willingness to work in all legal substantive areas. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15477261&t=1.

Posted: 11/30/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Paralegal

Description: The Montgomery County office of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opportunity for a full-time paralegal to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Under the supervision of an attorney, legal assistants are generally expected to handle all functions related to casework from initial intake through representation of clients at administrative and other hearings permitted by law. Paralegals may be expected to work together with attorneys on cases or projects including work on the legal assistant’s cases as well as the attorneys’ cases. Some paralegals may perform exclusively or primarily non-casework functions. Tasks assigned to legal assistants may include, any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Make referrals, as appropriate. Schedule appointments, hearings, etc. Conduct factual investigation and legal research. Resolve problems of clients. Prepare documents and correspondence. Assist in or develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Provide community and institutional outreach and education. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Individual must have basic written and oral communications skills and demonstrate potential to perform duties of a legal assistant. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15450921&t=1.

Posted: 10/24/16


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Paralegal, Full-Time

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Mid-Western office located in Frederick, Maryland announces an available position for a full-time paralegal to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals are generally expected to handle all functions related to casework from initial intake through representation of clients at administrative and other hearings permitted by law. The paralegal will be expected to work together with attorneys on cases or projects, including work on the paralegal’s cases. Assists with intake and administration of the pro bono referral and placement program for clients. Conducts preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients, interviewing witnesses, trial preparation, trial support, and making referrals. Performs litigation support such as preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, correspondence and other documents. Conducts factual investigation and legal research. Resolves problems of clients. Assists in or develops case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Provides community and institutional outreach and education. Assists with administrative office functions as needed. Performs other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Must have proficient written and communication skills sufficient to perform the duties of the position, computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, proven ability to draft correspondence and legal documents, good attention to detail, willingness to work in all legal substantive areas. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Visit https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15458551, or submit resume and cover letter via fax at 410-951-7797.

Posted: 10/28/16