Staff Attorney

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
09-16-2019
Exp.: 1+ Years
Description:
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.

Physical Requirements

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.

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