House of Ruth Maryland
Prince George's County, MD
April 17, 2023
The Staff Attorney – Protective Order Advocacy and Representation Project (POARP) advises and represents victims of intimate partner violence in protective and peace order proceedings, and in related matters such as contempt, modification, extension and shielding proceedings. The Staff Attorney delivers client-focused legal services by working with clients to determine their objectives and develop realistic strategies for achieving those objectives, through assessment and awareness of clients particular social and cultural needs, by developing safety plans specific to clients particular circumstances, and by seeking and processing clients feedback. This position carries a full caseload of protective/peace order cases, supports the Clinic’s fundraising efforts, and participates in the Clinic’s advocacy efforts (appellate work, legislation, training, etc.). The Staff Attorney participates in the identification of systemic obstacles for victims of intimate partner violence, and assists in formulating a plan and strategies for the removal of these obstacles, including innovative legal strategies, community education, and appellate or legislative advocacy. The Staff Attorney provides referrals to social services, housing and shelter assistance, mental health care services, and other crisis intervention services.
- Provide high-quality, client-centered representation to a full caseload of clients in in protective and peace order cases, as well as related matters such as contempt, modification, appeal and shielding hearings. Specific duties include:
- Engage in all forms of litigation preparation, such as evidence collection, lay and expert witness identification and preparation, and settlement negotiations.
- Engage in effective litigation techniques, such as persuasive oral argument, witness preparation and testimony, expert witness presentation, presentation of physical, documentary and other types of evidence, cross examination and impeachment.
- Engage in appellate litigation as needed, including filing of appeals and petitions for writs of certiorari, researching appellate issues, writing appellate briefs, conducting moot arguments, and arguing before Maryland in banc panels and appellate courts.
Full job description at https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5309571&B_ID=44&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=9023&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2.
- Licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.
- Ability to travel among HRM offices and courthouse offices.
$65,000 + benefits
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