Paralegal - SAS-JWIL1669

Legal Aid Bureau - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)4.0


The Baltimore City office announces a temporary full-time paralegal position available to qualified applicants. The position is for a paralegal to assist, under the supervision of an attorney, elderly victims and survivors of domestic violence, victims’ rights, and sexual assault in seeking protective orders, longer term family law cases such as divorce and/or custody, and assisting with other issues such as housing and consumer issues that are related to the violence or abuse or financial fraud or abuse. The paralegal will be assigned to the Baltimore City office, but will also work on-site at CHANA, our grant partner. This is a grant funded position awarded through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), administered through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention. This contract may be available through September 30, 2018 with a possible extension to September 30, 2019 and 2020.

Under the supervision of an attorney, paralegals handle all functions related to case work from initial intake through representation of clients at administrative and other hearings permitted by law. Paralegals work with attorneys on cases or projects and some may perform non-casework functions. Tasks assigned to paralegals may include, but are not limited to the following:

Screen clients for eligibility and make referrals, as appropriate.
Conduct preliminary and subsequent interviews with clients and witnesses, which may include visits to homes and other community locations.
Conduct factual investigations and analysis, and legal research.
Perform litigation support, such as preparing discovery; drafting pleadings, correspondence and other documents; and supporting attorneys at trial.
Assist in or develop case theory and strategy for the representation of clients.
Provide administrative support, including scheduling appointments, hearings, etc.
Conduct community and institutional outreach and education.
Perform other duties, as assigned; within the scope of the essential functions of the position.
Qualifications: Individual must have basic written and oral communication skills and must demonstrate potential to perform duties of a paralegal.

Anyone interested in applying must send an updated resumé and cover letter to Bobbie Steyer, Director of Advocacy for Families.