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500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Street address: 
500 East Lexington Street
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Maryland Legal Aid announces a full-time staff attorney position available to qualified applicants. 

Maryland Legal Aid has been awarded funding to provide legal services to enrollees of job training programs in Baltimore City. The training programs target African-American individuals aged 16-29 from low-income and distressed neighborhoods with an emphasis on those areas most impacted by the recent civil unrest brought about by the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. The project supports the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s 1B4J (One Baltimore for Jobs) program, which has received federal funds to provide job opportunities for the target population. The project attorney will conduct “legal check-ups” of approximately 300 enrollees of the training programs, file petitions to expunge criminal records where appropriate, ensure that other civil legal needs of enrollees are met, and develop expertise in child support matters and other substantive areas identified as creating barriers to achieving meaningful employment. 

Duties and Responsibilities:Qualifications: 
1. Screen training program enrollees for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate;
2. Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with enrollees and administer a “legal check-up” tool to comprehensively assess enrollees’ needs for civil legal services;
3. Conduct factual investigation, analysis, and legal research;
4. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options;

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Qualifications: Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. Two to five years of legal experience, preferably in delivery of civil legal services to low-income clients. Spanish language proficiency desirable.

To apply: 

Submit resume and cover letter online at or by fax at (410) 951-7797.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016