PARALEGAL - VOCA-TDIG

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Job location
500 East Lexington Street
Balt, MD 21202
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Maryland Legal Aid
Street address: 
500 East Lexington Street
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
Maryland
ZIP: 
21202
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

PARALEGAL FT
STATEWIDE ADVOCACY SUPPORT UNIT

The Baltimore City office announces a full-time paralegal position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a paralegal to assist, under the supervision of an attorney, victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault and to ensure that their rights are protected throughout the criminal justice system. The paralegal will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will also work on-site at least three days a week in the Baltimore County office of TurnAround, Inc. This is a two-year grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) program, administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

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. Tasks assigned to paralegals may include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate.
2. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients and witnesses.
3. Conduct factual investigations and analysis, and legal research.
4. Perform litigation support, such as preparing discovery; drafting pleadings, correspondence and other documents; and supporting attorneys at trial.
5. Assist in or develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
6. Provide administrative support, including scheduling appointments, hearings, etc.
7. Conduct community and institutional outreach and education.
8. Perform other duties, as assigned; within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Erica LeMon, Director of Advocacy for Children and Families. To apply online, go to our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j... or click here.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Individual must have basic written and oral communication skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a paralegal. Spanish language proficient desirable.

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Erica LeMon, Director of Advocacy for Children and Families. To apply online, go to our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j... or click here.

To apply: 

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Erica LeMon, Director of Advocacy for Children and Families. To apply online, go to our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j... or click here.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$32,885+
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017