Duties: Handle all functions related to casework 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 Maryland Legal Aid standards. A significant amount of legal writing is required.
Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate. Conduct preliminary and subsequent 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 represent 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 Maryland 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, unemployment, employment law including wage claims and Family Medical Leave, education law, expungement, and appeals of all case types.
Qualifications: Admission to Maryland Bar or another state bar and eligibility and willingness to apply for admission to the Maryland Bar at the earliest opportunity. Spanish language proficiency desirable.
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