Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Paralegal, Baltimore City/County – Temporary Full-Time

Description: The Baltimore City office announces a temporary full-time paralegal position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a paralegal to assist, under the supervision of an attorney, elderly victims and survivors of domestic violence, victims’ rights, and sexual assault 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 or financial fraud or abuse. The paralegal will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will also work on-site at CHANA, our grant partner. This is a 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, 2018 with a possible extension to September 30, 2019 and 2020.

Responsibilities/Duties: Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients at administrative and other hearings permitted by law. Paralegals work with attorneys on cases or projects and some may perform non-casework functions. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients and witnesses, which may include visits to homes and other community locations. Conduct factual investigations and analysis, and legal research. Perform litigation support, such as preparing discovery; drafting pleadings, correspondence and other documents; and supporting attorneys at trial. Assist in or develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Provide administrative support, including scheduling appointments, hearings, etc. Conduct community and institutional outreach and education. Perform other duties, as assigned; within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications/Skills: Individual must have basic written and oral communication skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a paralegal.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated resume and cover letter online to Bobbie Steyer, Director of Advocacy for Families, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&jobId=225197&lang=en_US&source=CC4&ccId=1997542647_11688.

Posted: 8/10/18


Company/Agency: Maryland Legal Aid

Position: Paralegal, Pro Bono Program

Description: The Statewide Advocacy Support Unit of Maryland Legal Aid announces an immediate opening for a full-time paralegal for the Pro Bono Program. The Pro Bono Program focuses on developing and maintaining relationships with volunteer attorneys, compliance with Legal Services Corporation’s private attorney involvement regulations, and guides the statewide placement and monitoring of pro bono cases in areas of law consistent with MLA priorities and case and matter acceptance guidelines, i.e. housing, consumer, public benefits, and family law.

Responsibilities/Duties: The paralegal provides support for the Pro Bono Program, working with the Program Director and Coordinator to respond to client inquiries, make referrals to pro bono attorneys, address concerns of pro bono attorneys, conduct conflict checks, and maintain pro bono files. The paralegal may also perform intake, make appropriate referrals to other legal and non-legal resources, assist in data collection, and develop programmatic materials for use in the Pro Bono Program. The paralegal also assists in pro bono attorney recruitment efforts, schedules attorneys for various clinics and programs, and performs other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the Pro Bono Program.

Qualifications/Skills: A minimum of one year experience as a paralegal. Excellent written and verbal communications and organizational skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft applications. Previous work with volunteer attorneys is desirable.

To Apply: To apply, submit an updated resume and cover letter online to Amy Petkovsek, Director of Advocacy for Training and Pro Bono, at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=200009&lang=en_US&source=CC4.

Posted: 2/23/18