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Staff Attorney - MCLA - Annapolis Circuit Court Office (1947)

Posted by
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
|
Annapolis, MD
New
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Published 21 days ago

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

The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney position in the Annapolis Circuit Court Office. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to handle a broad range of duties in a timely manner. Please find below a summary of the job description. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 


·        Provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with Family Law cases before the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, including Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, and Domestic Violence/Peace Orders.  

·        Assist self-represented litigants in drafting their pleadings and motions, preparing for trial, completing court forms, and understanding court documents and the law.  

·        Provide referrals to appropriate legal service organizations, agencies, and lawyer referral services wherever appropriate.  

·        Develop internal resources, training for staff and the public.  

·        Be available to legal services to self-represented litigants primarily via in person walk0in assistance, virtual walk-in assistance, or as requested by the Court 

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

 

Qualifications: 


·        Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland.  

·        One-year or more civil litigation experience, clinical or clerkship experience will be considered. 

·        Strong customer service skills including ability to empathize and assist people who are distressed. 

·        Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in simple terms. 

·        Ability to conduct rapid legal research.  

·        Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. 

 

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

The Maryland Center for Legal Assistance (MCLA) announces an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney position in the Annapolis Circuit Court Office. Successful…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 31, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level
Salary
USD $56,765 - USD $90,260
/ year

Benefits

Excellent benefits package.

Excellent benefits package.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. 

Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. 

Location

On-site
Annapolis, MD, USA

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