Paralegal

Maryland Legal Aid

Location

Towson, MD

Category

Paralegal

Posted

December 16, 2021

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time paralegal in the Baltimore County Office in Towson, Maryland. 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. Paralegals may be expected to work together with attorneys on cases or projects including work on the paralegal’s cases as well as the attorneys’ cases. Some paralegals may perform exclusively or primarily non-casework functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals.
  • Perform intakes and, when necessary and appropriate, make referrals to other legal and non-legal resources.
  • Conduct preliminary and follow-up interviews with clients and witnesses.
  • Conduct factual investigations and analysis and legal research.
  • Perform litigation support, such as preparing discovery, drafting pleadings, correspondences, and other documents, and supporting attorneys at trail.
  • Assist in the development of case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
  • Provide administrative support, including scheduling appointments, hearings etc.
  • Participate in community and institutional outreach and education.
  • Participate in Maryland Legal Aid Task Forces and internal committees.
  • Engage in routine interactions with the court, state agencies, social services organizations, and other public interest stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned; within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Skills/Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience as a paralegal.
  • Individual must possess basic written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to perform Westlaw legal research is highly desirable.
  • Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Compensation

$36,414 and up depending on experience

How To Apply

Requisition ID: 1960

Apply for Paralegal using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=429988&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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