Staff Attorney - MCLA-EVGRN1638

Legal Aid Bureau - Salisbury, MD4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $54,000 a year
Position: Maryland Legal Aid announces the availability a staff attorney position, to work at each of the six locations of the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center and District Court Self-Help Centers in Annapolis, Baltimore City, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury, Maryland. This position was specifically designed to help each Self-Help Center maintain capacity. Although based in the Maryland Courts Self-Help Center in Annapolis, the staff attorney will “float” between offices to fill in for absences created by scheduled attorney leave. When possible, this attorney will also fill in for staff in the event of unanticipated staff absences.

The attorney will primarily provide legal assistance to self-represented litigants in connection with civil cases before the Circuit and District Courts of Maryland, including Landlord and Tenant Matters, Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, child support, and guardianship), Civil Claims, Expungement and Shielding of Records, Consumer Matters; Return of Property; Domestic Violence/Peace Orders; and Foreclosure. Legal services to self-represented litigants will occur via walk-in assistance, phone calls, and live chat assistance, or as requested by the Court.

Hours and Location: The staff attorney will be required to have flexibility in location and schedule, with the expectation of a varied schedule at any of the Self-Help locations. The District Court Self-Help Centers in Baltimore City, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Upper Marlboro, and Salisbury, Maryland provide legal assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The Maryland Courts Self-Help Center in Annapolis, Maryland, provides legal assistance Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 8:00pm. The staff attorneys may be called upon to assist during other hours as needed. This is a full-time positions.

Minimum Qualifications: Admitted to the Maryland Bar with one-year or more civil litigation experience. Excellent organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills required. Fluency in a second language strongly preferred. Flexibility in schedule, with ability and willingness to travel frequently between the six locations.

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Sarah Coffey Frush, Managing Director.