STAFF ATTORNEY - INTAKE

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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: 

STAFF ATTORNEY
INTAKE SERVICES UNIT

The Maryland Legal Aid Intake Services Unit, located in Baltimore City, announces an immediate job opportunity for a full-time staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

Essential Functions: The intake staff attorney will be part of a team of who interview clients, answer questions and provide legal assistance to walk-in, telephone and online intake applicants. Duties include providing legal information, advice, referrals and conducting some follow-up brief services such as reviewing legal papers, helping clients fill out forms and write simple letters, making advocacy calls on behalf of clients and helping clients prepare for a court appearance or strategize the next step in a legal matter. If appropriate, the intake staff attorney will also prepare the case for referral to the substantive law unit for extended representation. 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:

Duties and Responsibilities:
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. If assigned, prepare pleadings, including but not limited to, complaints, answers, memoranda of law, briefs, etc.

6. If assigned, develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.

7. If assigned, prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, hearings, trials, and appeals.

8. Review and respond to online intake applications

9. Act as a liaison between clients and PAI(pro bono) programs.

10. Maintain Practice Manager records for PAI clients.

11. Work with various community groups and conduct community outreach and education.

12. Continue professional development and education through attendance at Maryland Legal Aid sponsored training and other programs.

13. 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 apply online
Visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or
Copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15540371&t=1
or click here.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction, graduate of an ABA approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experience and familiarity with domestic law. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment.

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter.
To apply online
Visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or
Copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15540371&t=1
or click here.

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=15540371&t=1
or click here.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
51,434 - 77,825
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017
Expiration date: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017