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Guardianship Staff Attorney - GLS (2039 & 2040)

Posted by
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
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Baltimore, MD
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Published 19 days ago

 **A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION** 

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) announces an immediate opening for two full-time Guardianship staff attorney positions in the General Legal Services unit located in Baltimore, Maryland. This position handles all functions related to legal advocacy with a focus on adult guardianship cases. The staff attorneys’ responsibilities are for representation of Indigent Adults involved in Adult Protective Services and Adult Public Guardianship Review Board (APS), in the various Circuit Courts, review hearings, appeals and other related matters. The staff attorney must attend required trainings for the APS practice and participate in outreach activities and clinics. Participation in APS workgroup court meetings, Legal Aid Task Forces, and other internal Maryland Legal Aid committees is required. Tasks assigned to staff attorneys may include any or all of, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent clients as assigned by the court.
  • Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews/visits with clients.
  • Conduct factual investigation and analysis and legal research.
  • Advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients regarding their options.
  • Draft pleadings to include complaints, answers, and counter-complaints, etc.
  • Draft memoranda of law, briefs, etc.
  • Develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
  • Prepare cases and represent clients during negotiations and in hearings, trials, and appeals.
  • Work with various community groups and accept speaking engagements as assigned by supervisors and chiefs.
  • Continue professional development and education through attendance at trainings and other programs sponsored by the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau.
  • Maintain case records for clients in the LegalServer case management system. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the essential functions of the position.

Qualifications:

Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland, or admitted in another jurisdiction. Strong knowledge of WestLaw Edge research.

 **A RESUME AND COVER LETTER ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION** 

Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) announces an immediate opening for two full-time Guardianship staff attorney positions in the General Legal Services unit located in Baltimore…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    September 30, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    September 30, 2022
  • Education
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    J.D. Required
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate
Salary
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USD $57,900 - USD $92,060
/ year

Location

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
500 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States

How to Apply

Maryland Legal Aid is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, MLA seeks to hire employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are reflective of the communities we serve, including people with disabilities, people of color, women and members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Apply for Guardianship Staff Attorney using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=441063&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Requisition # 2040

Apply for Guardianship Staff Attorney using the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=9156664a-1a51-4897-90b5-51213a0ce138&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=441064&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Maryland Legal Aid is committed to equity, justice and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, MLA seeks to hire employees from diverse backgrounds and perspectives that are…

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