Staff Attorney - SMD-CINA-ASTA

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Job location
15364 Prince Frederick Road
Hughesville, MD 20637
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Maryland Legal Aid
Street address: 
500 East Lexington Street
City: 
Baltimor
State: 
Maryland
ZIP: 
21202
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

The Maryland Legal Aid office in Hughesville, Maryland, announces a full-time CINA staff attorney position to qualified applicants.

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. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all 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.

3. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research.

4. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options.

5. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc.

6. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.

7. Prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals.

8. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor.

9. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs.

10. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Apply with updated résumé and cover letter to Lee Heithoff, Chief Attorney, online at https://www.mdlab.org/careers or copy this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j....

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Minimum of two years’ experience in CINA or family law required. 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.

Apply with updated résumé and cover letter to Lee Heithoff, Chief Attorney, online at https://www.mdlab.org/careers or copy this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j....

To apply: 

Apply with updated résumé and cover letter to Lee Heithoff, Chief Attorney, online at https://www.mdlab.org/careers or copy this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&j....

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
55295-82345
Submission deadline: 
Monday, April 30, 2018