Staff Attorney, District Court Help Center

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Location

La Plata, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

April 28, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

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

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney position in the Charles County District Court Help Center located in La Plata, Maryland. Successful candidates 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:

  • Provide brief legal advice and information to self-represented litigants in connection with civil legal issues including Landlord and Tenant Matters, Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters, Return of Property, Domestic Violence/Peace Orders, Family Law, and Foreclosure.
  • Assist self-represented litigants in drafting their pleadings and motions, preparing for trial, completing court forms, and understanding court documents and the law.
  • Provide referrals to appropriate legal service organizations, agencies, and lawyer referral services wherever appropriate.
  • Be available to provide support to MCLA’s other offices as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Skills/Qualifications

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.
  • One-year or more civil litigation experience, clinical or clerkship experience will be considered.
  • Strong customer service skills including ability to empathize and assist people who are distressed.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in simple terms.
  • Ability to conduct rapid legal research.
  • Fluency in Spanish and American Sign Language strongly preferred.

Compensation

$57,900.00 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply