Staff Attorney

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Location

Annapolis, MD

Category

Attorney

Posted

July 28, 2022

Type

Full-Time

Description/Duties

The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney position in the Maryland Court Help Center in Annapolis, 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.
  • Work hours vary between the hours of 8:30 am – 8:00 pm.
  • 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.

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 and up depending on experience.

How To Apply

Maryland Center for Legal Assistance is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland Center for Legal Assistance 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=442364&lang=en_US&source=CC4

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