STAFF ATTORNEY - Montgomery County

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Job location
600 Jefferson Plaza
Suite 430
Rockville, MD 20852
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: 

Child Advocacy - Montgomery County Office

The Maryland Legal Aid Montgomery County office in Rockville, Maryland announces an immediate opening for a full-time staff attorney to represent children in CINA and TPR proceedings.

Description:
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.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: 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: 

To apply online, submit cover letter and resume at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15365511 or visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$50,425+
Submission deadline: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016