STAFF ATTORNEY - SAS Special Needs

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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: 

Maryland Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney to work with clients from special populations - specifically Veterans and Migrant Farmworkers throughout Maryland and Delaware. This attorney will provide legal assistance to low-income veterans and migrant farmworkers from initial intake through representation before all relevant agencies and courts. The attorney will work with legal and non-legal staff on cases and/or projects, and maintain case files in accordance with Maryland Legal Aid standards. Tasks assigned may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Providing support and advice on substantive civil legal issues facing special populations.

2. Assisting with the recruitment, orientation, and training of volunteers;

3. Conducting outreach in the veterans community statewide and, with paralegal assistance, to the migrant farmworker communities throughout Maryland and Delaware;

4. Screening clients for eligibility and making referrals, as appropriate; conducting preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients; conducting factual investigations and analysis and advising clients of results of investigations; conducting legal research; and counseling clients about their options pursuant to standards established by Maryland Legal Aid.

5. Maintaining a caseload for persons within the special populations served. Cases may involve veterans’ benefits, wage protections for agricultural workers, substandard housing, overtime claims, unemployment insurance, and other legal issues affecting the populations served.

6. Providing excellent representation to clients in various forums and preparing and/or responding to pleadings and motions, discovery requests, appellate briefs, and memoranda;

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

Anyone interested in applying must submit an updated resume and cover letter to
Our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or
copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15510271 or Click here.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland or admitted in another jurisdiction. Certified to practice in Veterans Administration proceedings or able to become certified immediately after hire. Graduated from an ABA-approved law school and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland. Experienced in working with pro bono lawyers and volunteers. Demonstrated commitment to working in a public interest law firm assisting low-income persons. Able to spend time traveling throughout Maryland and Delaware, especially on the Eastern Shore. Out-of-State attorneys must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment. Spanish-speaking fluency is preferred, but not required.

Anyone interested in applying must submit an updated resume and cover letter to
Our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or
copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15510271 or Click here.

To apply: 

Anyone interested in applying must submit an updated resume and cover letter to
Our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or
copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=15510271 or Click here.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
51,434 - 77,825
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 31, 2017