STAFF ATTORNEY - ALU

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Job location
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, 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: 

The Baltimore City Administrative Law Unit office announces a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

To apply online, visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15279221&t=1 or send resume and cover letter via fax at (410) 951-7797.

Duties: Handle all functions related to case work in a high-volume, general administrative law practice in Baltimore City from intake through representation of clients before administrative tribunals, District, Circuit and federal courts, and all relevant agencies, etc. Work with other attorneys, law graduates, paralegals, social workers and students on cases or projects. Active membership in Legal Aid Task Forces is required. Maintain case files in accordance with Legal Aid Bureau standards. A significant amount of legal writing is required.

Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subse-quent interviews with clients. Conduct factual investigation and analysis, and legal research. Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients about their options. Prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc. Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients. Prepare cases and repre-sent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials and appeals. Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisor. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs. Staff attorneys are encouraged to participate in special projects, community outreach, and task forces. Perform other duties, as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Case types include disability of various sorts, public benefits such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, TDAP, Social Security Disability and overpayments, unemploy-ment, employment law including wage claims and Family Medical Leave, education law and appeals of all case types, expungement.

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.

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To apply: 

To apply online, visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15279221&t=1 or send resume and cover letter via fax at (410) 951-7797.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
50425+
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Expiration date: 
Monday, August 15, 2016