General Practice Staff Attorney

Maryland Legal Aid

Location

Landover, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

July 28, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) announces a full-time Staff Attorney position for qualified applicants in the Prince George’s County office. This position provides advice and representation to low-income clients in general civil matters including housing, family law, public benefits administrative appeals, consumer, health care, elder law, and community outreach. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to handle a broad range of duties in a timely manner. Please find below a summary of the job description.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate.
  • Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients.
  • Conduct factual investigation and analysis as well as legal research.
  • Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients regarding their options.
  • Draft pleadings to include complaints, answers, and counter-complaints, etc.
  • Draft memoranda of law, briefs, etc.
  • Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
  • Prepare cases and represent clients during negotiations and in hearings, trials, and appeals.
  • Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisors and chiefs.
  • Continue professional development and education through attendance at trainings and other programs sponsored by the Maryland Legal Aid.
  • Act as a liaison between clients and private attorney involvement (PAI) programs.
  • Maintain case records for clients in the LegalServer case management system.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Skills/Qualifications

Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. One (1) to three (3) years of legal experience is preferred. Excellent writing and communication skills. Strong knowledge of Westlaw Edge or other legal research software. Familiarity with case management software and Office 365. Ability to travel throughout Prince George’s County. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

Compensation

$57,900 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply

Maryland Legal Aid is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, MLA seeks to hire employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are reflective of the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, people of color, women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Apply for Staff Attorney using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=441702&lang=en_US&source=CC4

**A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION**