Attorney

Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Deputy Chief Counsel, Executive Unit

Description: The Deputy Chief Counsel reports to the Chief Counsel and assists in providing overall management oversight of Maryland Legal Aid’s functions, in allocating resources to achieve its mission, and in directing the delivery of high quality legal services for indigent clients of program with 12 full-service offices. Maryland Legal Aid employs over 140 attorneys and more than 250 total staff.

Responsibilities/Duties: Supervise Chief attorneys in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Northeastern offices as well as attorneys supervising the Housing/Consumer and Family practices in Baltimore City. Evaluate quality and quantity of legal work produced by offices and develop strategies to enhance same. Incorporate a Human Rights Framework and Maryland Legal Aid Strategic Plan into all aspects of  program advocacy. Provide advice and consultation to direct reports and their staff on ethics, regulatory issues, and substantive legal questions. Assist in grant and report writing and compliance and program development efforts. Respond to client grievances over denial of representation or ineffective representation. Handle union grievances and participate in collective bargaining negotiations. Provide feedback and meet regularly with Chiefs and supervising attorneys. Ensure completion of administrative tasks, such as leave and training request approvals and travel reimbursements. Coordinate efforts with the Deputy Chief Counsel who oversees other offices. Support Maryland Legal Aid’s pro bono and private attorney involvement efforts. Participate in the development and delivery of trainings in substantive law and law practice to staff. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Counsel.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. degree with at least seven (7) years of experience as an attorney and five (5) years of significant management experience. An experienced litigator with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly organized, well-versed in civil law, and actively engaged in the profession. High energy and creative thinker. Admitted to practice in Maryland, or in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school, eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take first available bar examination.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=223317&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 12/10/18


Company/Agency: Tahirih Justice Center

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: Tahirih Justice Center seeks an engaging and empathetic lawyer for a Staff Attorney role in our Baltimore, Maryland office. This role will provide critical legal counsel to our adult and minor clients seeking humanitarian immigration protection and related family law relief before the Department of Homeland Security, federal immigration courts and Maryland state courts. The successful candidate will be well-versed in immigration law and be adept at facilitating trauma-informed legal representation and have a thriving passion for social justice. The ideal candidate is an activist-minded, self-starting professional with excellent oratory and written communication skills. We are seeking a dynamic individual that can seamlessly operate in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining their passion for our mission and supporting internal and external collaboration.

Responsibilities/Duties: Advise, counsel and represent immigrant women and children in their unique  legal matters, including asylum, VAWA petitions, the U and T visas and special immigrant juvenile status,  before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, immigration courts, and Maryland state courts. Conduct telephonic and in person screenings of potential clients and provide brief advice and counsel. Recruit, train and mentor pro bono attorneys in Baltimore to co-counsel Tahirih cases. Work with Tahirih’s social services department to provide holistic services to clients. Conduct trainings and outreach activities to attorneys, law enforcement and service providers in the Baltimore area. Attend coalition meetings and network with like-minded organizations. Respond to technical assistance requests from attorneys. Support Tahirih’s public policy advocacy by providing compelling case stories, reviewing potential amicus cases, contributing ideas for advocacy and occasionally engage with media. Contribute to the development of grant proposals and reports. Occasionally attend meetings with potential funders. With client consent, provide client stories and draft articles for periodic Tahirih publications and newsletters. Support periodic fundraising campaigns (i.e., individual giving campaign, special events). Generally promote Tahirih and its work.

Qualifications/Skills: Current bar membership in good standing in any U.S. jurisdiction, Maryland bar membership strongly preferred. Two to three  years of experience working on asylum, U-Visa, T-visa, VAWA, and SIJS applications. Excellent legal analysis, written and oral advocacy and presentation skills. Cultural humility approach with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to legal services, public interest law, and/or social justice. An engaging communicator that can effectively and independently communicate with diverse audiences and network collaboratively among a variety of stakeholder groups. Fluency in Spanish or another language in addition to English. Experience in family law, particularly Maryland family law. Experience mentoring attorneys. Experience designing trainings and presenting to professional audiences. Understanding of the law firm and pro bono culture and previous work experience with recruiting volunteer attorneys.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

To Apply: Apply online with a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references at: mit  online: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/73412

Posted: 12/6/18


Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Staff Attorney, ADA/Medicaid

Description: DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to develop and implement our Medicaid and ADA work, with a priority of ensuring equal access to services in the community. The attorney will represent clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, engage in systemic advocacy and policy work, conduct outreach and education, and provide legal advice and technical assistance. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/

Responsibilities/Duties: Maintain active caseload representing individuals in obtaining and/or maintaining Medicaid services, assist individuals eligible for Medical Assistance, to live healthy, safe, active lives in the community and government services issues. Create client and community education materials, testimony, comments on Medicaid policies or proposed regulations, memoranda, and letters as needed. Conduct regular outreach to identify clients in need of services. Participate in various coalitions and task forces with community partners on matters relevant to the practice area. Engage in administrative and legislative advocacy at the local and state level. Travel throughout the State of Maryland.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, or admitted after sitting for next available Bar exam. Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the civil rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, to develop physically, emotionally and intellectually, and to participate in community life, with meaningful choices and opportunities. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Excellent interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills, ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm to diverse audiences. Ability to research and analyze complex legal issues, develop and execute a variety of advocacy strategies, conduct legal research and communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Demonstrated initiative and good judgment. Ability to work independently and to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with colleagues in a team environment. Ability to successfully manage multiple work priorities and work under deadlines. 2-3 years’ experience with Medicaid law, ADA, administrative appeals, administrative appeals, court cases, or policy and systems work such as regulatory comments, advocacy with state agencies, and working in coalitions with other legal and non-legal partners. Experience working directly with persons with disabilities. A demonstrated interest or background in public interest work, particularly related to disability rights issues. Experience with public policy advocacy and the legislative process. Life experience with a disability. Fluency in Spanish.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience. The salary range for an attorney with 0-3 years’ experience is $53,491- $56,092. DRM offers an excellent, comprehensive package of benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement plan contribution. DRM’s regular work week is currently 35 hours, from 9 am to 5 pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Medicaid/ADA Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line. This position remains open until filled.  Priority will be given to applications received prior to December 31, 2018. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to advance the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Maryland.

Posted: 11/21/18


Company/Agency: Disability Rights Maryland

Position: Managing Attorney, Community Inclusion/Housing Team

Description: DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney to manage our Community Inclusion/Housing Team. The Managing Attorney serves as part of DRM’s management and directly supervises the legal work of the Community Inclusion/Housing Team.  Responsibilities include mentoring, supervising and supporting the professional development of staff attorneys, paralegals and advocates. This individual also supports reporting and compliance requirements for DRM’s programs, including preparation and submission of grant reports with other members of the leadership team. Detailed position description can be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide direct day-to-day supervision for attorneys, advocates and paralegals. Monitor and review the team’s work on a regular basis to ensure it is conducted pursuant to DRM program priorities and in conformity with DRM policies, client wishes, applicable professional standards, best practices, legal and other requirements. Provide substantive guidance, consultation, and technical assistance to staff as needed. Evaluate performance of staff pursuant to DRM personnel policies to ensure an adequate and professional standard of work within the team. Recommend action, as may be required, to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the DRM management team and team members ensure the development and implementation of individual workplans. Participate as part of the DRM management team in the planning and execution of DRM goals and objectives, including long-range planning, legislative and administrative education and technical assistance, public and media relations, budgetary planning, and staffing. Maintain program information necessary for grant reports, audits, applications, etc., and have first and primary responsibility for writing and submitting all required grant applications and program performance reports within the team, and as may be assigned by the Executive Director. Collaborate with external coalitions, organizations, associations, etc., to advance DRM’s advocacy initiatives. Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or her designee. Managing Attorneys are expected to handle individual cases and perform advocacy work.

Qualifications/Skills: J. D. Degree from an accredited law school; licensed to practice law in Maryland or admission to practice in Maryland after sitting for the next available Bar Exam. Demonstrated commitment to DRM’s core mission of advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities to self-determination, dignity, community integration, equal opportunity, and freedom from discrimination. A minimum of five years’ legal experience in positions of increasing responsibility. At least one year of experience providing direct supervision of legal work preferred. Knowledge of federally subsidized housing law. Experience working on advocacy and policy initiatives and litigation. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to work well under pressure and meet frequent deadlines. Demonstrated initiative and good judgment. Ability to communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment.  Ability to motivate and direct team staff. Ability to travel within the State of Maryland.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience.  The salary range for an attorney with 5-7 years’ experience is approximately $65,826- $67,560.  DRM offers an excellent, comprehensive package of benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, and retirement plan contribution.  DRM’s regular work week is currently 35 hours, from 9 am to 5 pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break each day.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample to jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Community Inclusion/Housing Managing Attorney Position” in the subject line. This position remains open until filled. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to advance the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Maryland.

Posted: 11/21/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Supervising Attorney, Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

Description:  Maryland Legal Aid Bureau announces a full-time supervising attorney position for qualified applicants. While this position is primarily located at the Annapolis location of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center, the supervising attorney may be called upon to staff and support the District Court Self-Help Centers in Baltimore City, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury. The supervisor’s primary hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility is to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the Maryland Courts Self Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland. This includes supervision of and provision of legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the Circuit and District Courts of Maryland, including landlord/tenant matters, family law matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship), civil claims, expungement and shielding of records, consumer matters; return of property; domestic violence/peace orders; and foreclosure. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via phone calls and live chat assistance, or as requested by the Court. In addition to supervising legal and administrative work, the supervising attorney will collaborate with District and Circuit Court clerks, judges and Administrative Office of the Courts staff to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least three or more years of litigation experience in District and/or Circuit Court civil matters. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access to justice and the ability to bring energy, ingenuity and compassion to the delivery of high-quality legal services. The successful candidate must also be a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to be on-call for supervisory issues as needed, outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=263063&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=2006352630_3793

Posted: 11/21/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Domestic Law Unit

Description:  The Baltimore City Domestic Law Unit of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau announces a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to casework in the practice area of family law, from initial intake through representation of clients in all relevant courts and proceedings. Individual cases will involve but may not necessarily be limited to issues of divorce, child custody, third-party custody, de facto parentage, visitation, domestic violence, protective orders, and child support. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, law clerks, legal assistants, paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. They must maintain all case files in accordance with Bureau standards. They will participate in community outreach and education, which will include collaborations with other attorneys at community outreach sites with the goal of identifying clients who need representation in court. 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, 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 Bureau. 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.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Graduate of an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following the initial date of employment. Knowledge of domestic law and ability to effectively manage a challenging caseload. Familiarity with case management software and Office 365. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at  https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=262510&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 11/7/18


Company/Agency: American Civil Liberties Union/ACLU Foundation of Maryland

Position: Civil Rights Attorney

Description:  The American Civil Liberties Union/ACLU Foundation of Maryland seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced attorney to focus on developing and overseeing impact litigation and advocacy to further the ACLU-MD’s mission of advancing civil rights and civil liberties. This is a full-time, newly-created senior staff attorney position, with approximately half of the attorney’s time specifically focused on fair housing and the balance on other issues of racial equity. A commitment to working in authentic partnership with communities of color is required. Speaking/writing fluency in Spanish-English is a plus. The position is based in the ACLU of Maryland’s central office in Baltimore. For full description, visit https://www.aclu-md.org/en/jobs/civil-rights-attorney.

Responsibilities/Duties: The ideal candidate will be a team player with a demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity, a seasoned litigator, knowledgeable about fair housing and civil rights, and experienced in working with local, state and national partner organizations and community allies. Research, investigate, and develop impact litigation and advocacy informed by local community voices and needs on fair housing issues, as well as broader racial equity issues in related subject areas such as education, police practices, job access, and criminal justice system reform, working collaboratively with clients, community partners and cooperating counsel. In conjunction with co-counsel, monitor and as necessary initiate litigation to enforce existing fair housing settlement agreements. Maintain or develop subject matter expertise on issues related to fair housing and related race equity issues and use that expertise to acquire, analyze and disseminate information. Participate in public hearings, community meetings and state and local coalitions that are strategically aligned with the ACLU-MD’s litigation and advocacy. Work with legal program staff on responding to requests for assistance, case development, and provision of legal representation. Engage with communities through building and nurturing relationships and participating in regular conversations with tenants and tenant groups, community leaders, partners, and members. Engage with media about the legal work, in coordination with communications department. Participate in formulation of legal team vision, plans, and priorities in light of affiliate priorities and capacity.

Qualifications/Skills: Juris Doctorate degree, with at least five to seven years of litigation experience, including development and management of complex civil rights litigation. Experience in fair housing or civil rights law a must; relevant experience regarding affordable housing and homelessness is a plus. Admission to practice in Maryland or willingness to take the Maryland bar at next sitting. A demonstrated ability to work respectfully and effectively with coalitions and community groups, mentor more junior attorneys, and to work collaboratively across the political and socioeconomic spectrum. A strong commitment to racial equity, dismantling white supremacy and incorporating a structural power analysis into work, with knowledge and understanding of how power is manifested in matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstances. A willingness to take direction from directly-impacted people and to contribute legal knowledge and expertise in support of community-based initiatives, with the purpose of empowering community members and making the law accessible and useful to disenfranchised communities. Exceptional analytical, legal research, negotiation, writing and oral advocacy skills, as well as the ability to articulate complex issues and communicate them respectfully and effectively to a variety of audiences. Proficiency in use of GIS software and Excel a plus. Highly self-motivated, organized, collaborative and adaptable.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is in the approximate range of $55,000-$75,000, depending upon experience. Excellent benefits include three weeks paid vacation at time of hire (increasing to four weeks after three years); 13 office holidays; medical and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer match. Direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and a short, two-page legal writing sample at this website: https://aclumaryland.applytojob.com/apply/pzwn9o94XU/Civil-Rights-Attorney. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged. It will not be possible for us to accept telephone inquiries.

Posted: 10/22/18


Company/Agency: Homeless Persons Representation Project

Position: Housing Attorney – Baltimore Office

Description: Are you passionate about housing justice? Do you want to use your legal skills to advocate to end homelessness? If you desire a position where you have the opportunity to provide direct legal representation and advocate for systemic change that prevents and ends homelessness, the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a full-time Housing Attorney. HPRP’s housing practice focuses on access to and preservation of shelter and subsidized housing, as well as expansion of affordable and fair housing opportunities. Direct representation of persons experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness informs our broader advocacy and impact litigation efforts. HPRP monitors and engages in regular advocacy with the local Public Housing Authority, Continuum of Care and Rent Court, and participates in public policy work at the local and state level. The Housing Attorney will also serve as HPRP’s Youth Represents Fellow providing criminal record expungement to Baltimore City youth in a local job training program. For a full description, visit www.hprplaw.org/who_we_are/employment/housing_attorney_baltimore_office.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide individual representation in approximately 30-35 subsidized housing cases at any one time, including admission denials, subsidy terminations, evictions and fair housing matters. Provide individual representation in criminal record expungement cases (less than 10% of job responsibilities). Create client and community education materials. Conduct regular outreach to identify clients in need of legal services. Conduct know your rights presentations on housing and expungement law. Participate in various coalitions and task forces with community partners on matters relevant to the practice area. Engage in administrative and legislative advocacy at the local and state level.

Qualifications/Skills: Required Qualifications: Prior experience with people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness. 1-6 years legal experience as a practicing attorney. Practice areas must have included working in civil rights, poverty law, or non-profit legal services. Admitted to practice law in Maryland, or Admitted and in Good Standing in another State and willing and eligible to sit for the next available Bar exam. Excellent legal research, writing, analytical, and oral skills. Ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrate initiative and good judgment. Aptitude to work well under pressure and meet frequent deadlines. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with other staff and community partners. Preferred Qualifications: 4-6 years legal experience as a practicing attorney. Two or more years practicing federally subsidized housing law. Knowledge of Maryland landlord-tenant, fair housing, Maryland administrative law, and Maryland criminal record expungement. Experience in Maryland State District and Circuit Courts. Experience working on advocacy and policy initiatives. Fluency in Spanish.

Salary/Benefits: $51,500 – $58,500. HPRP provides excellent benefits: Vacation (20 days), sick leave (10 days), personal days (3 days), and holidays. Employee premiums 100% covered for medical, prescription, dental, vision. Short and Long Term Disability Insurance and Retirement plan with supplemental employer contribution (a 1% contribution is approved for FY 2018) also provided. HPRP’s regular work schedule is at least 40 hours a week from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break. HPRP also provides for a flexible work schedule.

To Apply: Email resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and names and contact information of three references to jobs@hprplaw.org (and specify “Housing Attorney” in the subject line). At least one reference should include a person who supervised your legal work as an attorney; references will not be checked until after the final interview. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to eliminate homelessness in Maryland. We are looking for applicants who have a comprehensive understanding of oppression, and structural racism, including how structural racism perpetuates barriers to housing and income. Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

HPRP is an equal opportunity employer. All interested persons encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or religious affiliation.

Posted: 10/22/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit (Baltimore City, Howard County and Carroll County)

Description:  The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit office of Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time temporary staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for an attorney with 3 to 5 years’ experience to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, victims’ rights, sexual assault and stalking in seeking protective orders, longer term family law cases such as divorce and/or custody, and assisting with other issues such as housing and consumer issues that are related to the violence or abuse. The attorney will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will also work on-site in the Howard and Carroll county offices of Family and Children’s Services.  This is a temporary grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This contract may be available through September 30, 2019.

Responsibilities/Duties: Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Handling all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Three to five years civil litigation experience is required. Experience with handling domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking matters, protective orders, and other cases involving divorce and/or custody and housing and consumer issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking is preferred. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland required. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=261914&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 10/16/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit

Description:  The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit office announces a full-time temporary staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for an attorney with 3 to 5 years’ experience to assist victims and survivors of domestic violence, victims’ rights, sexual assault and stalking in seeking protective orders, longer term family law cases such as divorce and/or custody, and assisting with other issues such as housing and consumer issues that are related to the violence or abuse. The attorney will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will also provide coverage for time-sensitive urgent cases, such as Protective Orders and Peace Orders, Contempt and Victims’ Rights in the Victim’s Rights Project main project areas (Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties). The attorney will also be able to cover cases outside of the main project areas in our Maryland Legal Aid County Offices and will be located wherever there is greatest need at any given time to ensure that there is always coverage at each location, and that all clients are able to be served. This is a temporary grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This contract may be available through September 30, 2019.

Responsibilities/Duties: Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: Handling all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all, but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Three to five years civil litigation experience is required. Experience with handling domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking matters, protective orders, and other cases involving divorce and/or custody and housing and consumer issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking is preferred. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland required. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=261915&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688

Posted: 10/15/18


Company/Agency: House of Ruth Maryland

Position: Staff Attorney, Family Law (Baltimore City)

Description: The Family Law Staff Attorney provides consultation, advice and representation to clients in divorce, custody, child support, or other ancillary civil cases arising out of and related to intimate partner violence. The Staff Attorney represents clients from the point of referral through ultimate resolution of the case, including, but not limited to, drafting and filing complaints, discovery, preparation for litigation, negotiation, and final litigation. 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.

Responsibilities/Duties: Engage in all forms of litigation preparation, such as evidence collection, lay and expert witness identification and preparation, and settlement negotiations. Conduct comprehensive intake interviews and provide legal information, referrals, and advocacy to victims of intimate partner violence, including conducting lethality assessments and creating safety plans with all clients. 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. Meet representation goals as set by Clinic Director and all requirements of grant(s) funding position.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. from an accredited law school and an attorney in good standing with the Maryland Bar. In addition, at least one year of related experience.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume via email to dlennig@hruthmd.org or by mail to Dorothy Lennig, House of Ruth Maryland, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Posted: 10/9/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Position: Supervising Attorney, Maryland Courts Self-Help Center

Description: The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance, LLC, (MCLA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maryland Legal Aid, announces the availability of a supervising attorney position at the Maryland Courts Self Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland. While this position is primarily located at the Annapolis location of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center, the supervising attorney may be called upon to staff and support the District Court Self-Help Centers in Baltimore City, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury. The supervisor’s primary hours are 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Annapolis, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The supervising attorney’s primary responsibility is to manage and supervise legal and administrative staff at the Maryland Courts Self Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland. This includes supervision of and provision of legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the Circuit and District Courts of Maryland, including landlord/tenant matters, family law matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship), civil claims, expungement and shielding of records, consumer matters; return of property; domestic violence/peace orders; and foreclosure. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via phone calls and live chat assistance, or as requested by the Court. In addition to supervising legal and administrative work, the supervising attorney will collaborate with District and Circuit Court clerks, judges and Administrative Office of the Courts staff to ensure effective and efficient operation of the Maryland Courts Self Help Center.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with at least three or more years of litigation experience in District and/or Circuit Court civil matters. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and management skills required. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to access to justice and the ability to bring energy, ingenuity and compassion to the delivery of high-quality legal services. The successful candidate must also be a flexible, supportive team member with the ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Candidate must be willing to be on-call for supervisory issues as needed, outside of regularly assigned work hours. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=250942&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=2006352630_3793.

Posted: 9/24/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Intake Services Unit

Description: The Intake Services Unit of Maryland Legal Aid, located in Baltimore City, announces a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: The intake staff attorney serves an essential function in Legal Aid’s delivery of high quality services to the poor and is usually the first point of contact for clients. The attorney will be part of a team who interview applicants, answer questions, and provide legal assistance in person, online and by telephone. Services include providing legal information on civil cases particularly in the areas of administrative law, housing and consumer law, and public benefits. Legal assistance will include advice, referrals, follow-up brief service such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms, write letters, prepare for court, or strategize on next steps. Representation may also include informal negotiations on behalf of clients. When appropriate, the intake staff attorney will prepare the case for referral to a substantive law unit for further representation. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/ paralegals, social workers, and students. The attorney will maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients, primarily in the areas of Housing, Consumer and Administrative law (including public benefits). Conduct factual investigation and analysis and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients. If assigned, prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. If assigned, develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. If assigned, prepare cases and represent clients in negotiation. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid- sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Highly motivated and willing to work with a team. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work in fast-paced environment. Commitment to mission of Legal Aid. Experience in Maryland General Practice, specifically Housing and Consumer law. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=250566&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 9/14/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Domestic Law Unit

Description: The Baltimore City Domestic Law Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. Participate in community outreach and education, which will include collaborations with other attorneys at community outreach sites with the goal of identifying clients who need representation in court. 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 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.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction. Graduate of an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following the initial date of employment. Knowledge of domestic law and ability to effectively manage a challenging caseload. Familiarity with case management software and Office 365. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=225196&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 8/20/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Child Advocacy Unit

Description: The Child Advocacy Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Bureau standards. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter to Joan Little, Chief Attorney, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=225207&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 8/20/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law

Description: The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for a full-time director of advocacy for administrative law to qualified applicants. The Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law is responsible for the statewide coordination of the work of Maryland Legal Aid on administrative law matters.

Responsibilities/Duties: Work closely with Maryland Legal Aid advocates in all offices to ensure high quality representation of clients. Areas of concentration include Social Security and Supplemental Security Income; Veterans benefits; state welfare benefits, including SNAP (Food Stamps) and Temporary Cash Assistance; Temporary Disability Assistance; unemployment insurance and employment (wage discrimination) claims; advocacy on behalf of migrant farmworkers; long-term care issues, and child care, transportation and mobility assistance programs. Supervise selected positions in the Statewide Advocacy Support unit, including those dedicated to employee and worker rights, health care and medical assistance programs, long-term care, and older adults. Coordinate and supervise administrative hearings and appellate advocacy. Practice in state and federal appellate courts and administrative fora. Conduct and co-counsel impact and complex litigation and advocacy on behalf of clients presenting with issues in the subject matters listed above. Support and mentor staff and conduct research on the subject matters listed above; provide substantive law updates on issues related to administrative law. Conduct and assist staff with permissible legislative work and community outreach and education in the subject matters listed above. Work closely with appropriate Maryland Legal Aid task forces and workgroups to identify systemic barriers, develop strategies to address these barriers, and monitor outcomes. Assist in planning appropriate training of advocacy staff. Coordinate advocacy efforts with others legal services providers and advocacy groups, government agencies, the bench, the bar, and community groups. Assist Maryland Legal Aid’s development team to craft new funding proposals and provide reports to funders to evaluate Maryland Legal Aid’s performance on grants. Assist with external and internal communications and production of written materials to support advocacy and community education efforts, including scholarly articles, reports, brochures, self-help materials, and other publications. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills: The Director of Advocacy for Administrative Law will work to advance the mission and Human Rights framework of Maryland Legal Aid. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of legal experience relating to public benefits programs with specific emphasis on those pro¬grams set forth in this description. Prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program is highly desirable. Appellate and/or complex litigation experience is preferred. Excellent mentoring, oral and written communication and administrative skills, and technological savvy are required. Certification in Veterans benefits is required or must be obtained immediately upon employment. Must be admitted to practice in Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction, a graduate of an ABA-approved law school, and eligible for admission in Maryland, or willing and able to take first available bar examination.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=224940&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 7/26/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Chief Attorney, Baltimore City Intake Services

Description: Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for qualified applicants to provide dynamic, energetic management to walk-in and hotline intake staff in large, urban legal services office.

Responsibilities/Duties: Supervise staff of lawyers, paralegals, and an administrative assistant to maximize use of their talents and to provide optimal service to clients. Develop and maintain good working relationships with external partners including the Bar, Judiciary, other providers of legal services, and funders. Ensure compliance with administrative and regulatory requirements. Other duties as required.

Qualifications/Skills: A J.D. or L.L. B. Degree; admission to a State Bar and/or qualify for admission to Maryland Bar; plus at least seven (7) years’ experience in legal services and/or law firm management.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter to Gina E. Polley, Deputy Chief Counsel at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=224883&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 7/25/18


Company/Agency: Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Position: New Americans Campaign Staff Attorney

Description: The Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC) located in Washington, D.C. is seeking a staff attorney to direct its New Americans Campaign (NAC) program to assist lawful permanent residents through the naturalization process. The New American Campaign (http://newamericanscampaign.org/) brings together networks of legal service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders to streamline access to naturalization services, to enable more permanent residents qualified to become U.S citizens to take the step toward attaining citizenship. The staff attorney will be the lead for the APALRC’s NAC program.

Responsibilities/Duties: Coordinate and attend outreach events to promote U.S. citizenship and the NAC in metropolitan D.C. Conduct information sessions regarding the benefits of U.S. citizenship and the NAC in metropolitan D.C. Recruit and train pro bono attorneys and law students on the citizenship process to assist at monthly citizenship application workshops. Coordinate and conduct citizenship application workshops in metropolitan D.C. Maintain partnerships with local government, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and other entities to promote U.S. citizenship and the NAC. Represent individuals seeking U.S. citizenship at USCIS. Attend bi-annual NAC conference.

Qualifications/Skills: 1-3 years of experience in the practice of immigration law. Licensed to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction is required. License to practice in D.C., Maryland or Virginia preferred. Demonstrated commitment in public interest law and social justice advocacy, experience working with immigrants, low-income individuals and those with limited English proficiency, and with a legal services organization highly desirable. Commitment to teamwork, demonstrated ability in community outreach, coalition building, working with volunteers, organizing workshops strongly preferred. Experience working with Asian immigrants and fluency in an Asian language, particularly Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Hindi or Urdu strongly preferred.

Salary/Benefits: The attorney will be paid in accordance with the APALRC’s attorney salary scale. The APALRC offers a generous health and fringe benefits package.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and work experience, along with a résumé, brief writing sample and three professional references to naznin.saifi@apalrc.org or by mail at Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center, 1627 K Street, NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006. Open until filled. No telephone inquiries please.

APALRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 7/18/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Baltimore City Child Support – Temporary, Full-Time

Description: The Baltimore City office announces a full-time, temporary staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide extended representation to low income Baltimore City residents facing child support matters, including initial filings, contempt and modification actions. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants/paralegals, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Participate in community outreach and education, including collaborations with other attorneys at community outreach sites with the goal of identifying clients that need representation in court. Tasks assigned to staff attorney may include any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research; counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, pleadings, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategies for the representation of clients. Prepare cases, manage files and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials, and appeals. Develop relationships with the Baltimore City Office of Child Support Services. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor on child support issues. Continue professional development and education through attendance at trainings and other programs sponsored by Maryland Legal Aid. Act as liaison between clients and PAI programs. Maintain LegalServer case management records for clients. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Knowledge of domestic law and ability to effectively manage a challenging case load. Familiarity with case management software and Office 365.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter to Gary Herwig, Supervising Attorney at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=1997542647_11688&jobId=224175&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 6/27/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Center for Legal Assistance

Position: Staff Attorney, Maryland Courts Self-Help Center/District Court Self-Help Center

Description: The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance, LLC, (MCLA) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Maryland Legal Aid, announces the availability of a staff attorney position at the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland.

Responsibilities/Duties: The attorney will primarily provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the Circuit and District Courts of Maryland, including Landlord and Tenant Matters, Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship), Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters; Return of Property; Domestic Violence/Peace Orders; and Foreclosure. Legal services to self-represented litigants will primarily occur via phone and live chat assistance, or as requested by the Court. While this position is primarily located at the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland, the attorneys will be called upon to support the District Court Self-Help Centers in Glen Burnie, Baltimore City, Upper Marlboro, Salisbury, Frederick and any additional offices requested by the Maryland Judiciary. The Maryland Courts Self-Help Center operates from 8:30am to 8pm, Monday through Friday and the Staff Attorney will work varying shifts within those hours. The District Courts Self-Help Centers operate from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

To Apply: Apply online with résumé and cover letter to Sarah Coffey Frush, Managing Director, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=223979&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=2006352630_3793.

Posted: 6/27/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – One-Year Position – Frederick, MD

Description: The staff attorney will administer the Enhancing Access to Housing and Employment Opportunities grant in Frederick County, Maryland. The staff attorney will focus on eliminating barriers for low-income residents of Frederick County by providing legal services on matters including expungements, consumer, housing and employment.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, paralegals and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Conduct community outreach and education sessions throughout Frederick County on expungements and other legal services offered by MLA. Hold expungement clinics at partner sites in Frederick County, at which participants will receive brief legal advice, referrals, and legal representation. Provide information and assistance to clinic participants for expungement of criminal records. Assist participants in identifying other legal issues for which MLA could provide services. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Prior experience in poverty, expungement, consumer and/or housing law preferred, and admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Send an updated resumé and cover letter to Nina Shore, Chief Attorney, online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=223807&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 6/14/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit – Temporary, Full-Time

Description: The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit announces an immediate opening for a full-time, temporary staff attorney for qualified applicants within the Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project. This position is located in Baltimore City. Travel is required.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide legal information, advice, counseling, representation in administrative mediation hearings, as well as in civil litigation, to low-income Maryland homeowners and tenants facing mortgage default, foreclosure, or eviction from a foreclosed property. Litigation may involve both state and federal court including bankruptcy court proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare legal documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, complaints, answers, other pleadings, motions, discovery, discovery responses, memoranda of law, briefs and other documents required for appeals, and bankruptcies. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases, manage files and represent clients in negotiation, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid-sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction or graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination following date of employment. Prior experience involving foreclosure defense, mortgage compliance, predatory lending, bankruptcy or related litigation is highly desirable. Ability to effectively manage a challenging caseload is a plus. Must be highly organized and attentive to detail. Familiarity with case management software, timekeeping, and Office 365.

To Apply: Apply online with an updated résumé and cover letter at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=220589&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Posted: 3/26/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney – Full-Time, Midwestern Maryland

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Midwestern Office located in Frederick, Maryland, announces a full-time general practice staff attorney with desired experience in CINA and family law

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, paralegals and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Standards. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all but are not limited to the following: Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups, performs outreach, and accepts speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Prior experience in poverty law, CINA and family law preferred, and admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-state attorneys must be able and available to take the next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated résumé and cover letter to Nina Shore, Chief Attorney, online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=199513&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 1/24/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney for Special Populations, Statewide Advocacy Support Unit

Description: Maryland Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney to work with clients from special populations – specifically veterans and migrant farmworkers throughout Maryland and Delaware.

Responsibilities/Duties: This attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income veterans and migrant farmworkers from initial intake through representation before all relevant agencies and courts. The attorney will work with legal and non-legal staff on cases and/or projects, and maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Duties include: Providing support and advice on substantive civil legal issues facing special populations. Assisting with the recruitment, orientation, and training of volunteers. Conducting outreach in the veterans community statewide and, with paralegal assistance, to the migrant farmworker communities throughout Maryland and Delaware. Screening clients for eligibility and making referrals, as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; conducting factual investigations and analysis and advising clients of results of investigations; conducting legal research; and counseling clients about their options pursuant to standards established by Maryland Legal Aid. Maintaining a caseload for persons within the special populations served. Cases may involve veterans’ benefits, wage protections for agricultural workers, substandard housing, overtime claims, unemployment insurance, and other legal issues affecting the populations served. Providing excellent representation to clients in various forums and preparing and/or responding to pleadings and motions, discovery requests, appellate briefs, and memoranda. Performing other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Certified to practice in Veterans Administration proceedings or able to become certified immediately after hire. Graduated from an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experienced in working with pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to working in a public interest law firm assisting low-income persons. Able to spend time traveling throughout Maryland and Delaware, especially on the Eastern Shore. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish-speaking fluency is preferred, but not required.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated resume and cover letter online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=198808&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 1/8/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Baltimore County Office

Description: The Baltimore County office of Maryland Legal Aid, located in Towson, Maryland, announces a full-time staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

Responsibilities/Duties: Handle all functions related to legal advocacy with a focus on consumer law, ranging from intake to the representation of clients before the District, Circuit, appellate and federal courts, and all relevant agencies. Duties will also include providing legal assistance in expungement cases and other legal practice areas handled by the Baltimore County Office as needed. Staff attorney is expected to participate in outreach activities and clinics (including, but not limited to the Lawyer in the Library Clinics). Participation and involvement in Baltimore County Bar Association activities, Legal Aid Task Forces, and other internal Maryland Legal Aid committees are required.

Qualifications/Skills: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Strong knowledge of Lexis/Nexis research. Excellent writing skills. Sensitivity towards the low income population. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To Apply: Submit an updated resumé and cover letter to Janine Scott, Chief Attorney online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=198353&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 12/12/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault: Sexual Assault Legal Institute

Position: Staff Attorney

Description: The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time staff attorney that will provide legal services to victims of sexual assault and assist them in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training, with a focus on school cases. This position reports to the Managing Attorney. For a full job description, see www.mcasa.org/about-mcasa/jobs-internships/.

Responsibilities/Duties: Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, college administrative proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters. There will be a focus on school related cases. Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of sexual assault. Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims. Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office. Review cases with SALI managing attorney and seek assistance when needed. Conduct legal research. Provide community outreach, technical assistance and training. Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials. Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network. Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation. Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff. Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements. Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. Such other duties as assigned by the managing attorney or executive director.

Qualifications/Skills: J.D. from accredited law school. Must be admitted to Maryland bar. Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 15 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state). Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland. Three years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred. Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred. Family law or immigration experience preferred.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to jobs@mcasa.org. Please include your name and position title in the subject.

MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity.

Posted: 4/3/17


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Staff Attorney, Northeastern Maryland

Description: The Maryland Legal Aid Northeastern Office located in Harford County announces a full-time staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a General Practice attorney and requires three years of civil litigation experience. Experience in Family Law is preferred.

Responsibilities/Duties: The Attorney will represent low-income clients in housing, consumer, public benefits and family law cases including highly contested custody cases and divorces. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: handling all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients before all relevant agencies, courts, etc. Staff attorneys may be expected to work with other attorneys, law graduates, legal assistants, social workers, and students on cases or projects. Maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards.

Qualifications/Skills: Three years civil litigation experience required. Family law experience preferred. Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish language proficiency is desirable.

Salary/Benefits: $51,434 and up, depending on experience.

To Apply: Apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=191508&lang=en_US&source=CC437799.

Posted: 3/22/17