Job Summary This position will provide legal services to eligible clients ranging from brief advice to representation. The services will be related to legal issues impacting the preservation of stable housing, including foreclosure, landlord-tenant issues, tax sales, title issues, and related real estate matters.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide legal advice and direct representation to eligible clients
Maintain a caseload of housing related legal matters
Represent borrowers in foreclosure mediation
Represent homeowners and tenants in court proceedings
Draft and review legal documents and pleadings
Participate in outreach and education events in local communities
Foster collaborative relationships with related public interest organizations
Serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure prevention
Performs related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested
Skills and Abilities
J.D. and admission to Maryland bar
Minimum of 1 year of legal experience preferred
Commitment to organizational mission and to public interest law
Knowledge of foreclosure law, landlord-tenant law and related real estate matters strongly preferred
Excellent observation, analytical and decision making abilities
Excellent legal research and writing skills
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Demonstrated skill in understanding the legal needs of low income clients
Ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working styles
High degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail
Computer skills a must.
This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting or performing other work requiring medium exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 85% of the time.