The Northeastern Maryland office of Maryland Legal Aid located in Bel Air, Maryland, announces a full-time CINA staff attorney position for qualified applicants.

FUNCTIONS: The  CINA  Staff Attorney will handle all functions related to CINA case work from initial intake through representation of  clients before all relevant agencies, including:  shelter   hearings, adjudications, exceptions hearings, Family Involvement  Meetings, IEP and educational hearings related to school placement, suspensions and other disciplinary proceedings, TPR mediation, TPR trials, Post Guardianship Hearings;  appellate proceedings; and, Harford County monthly juvenile justice committee meetings.

DUTIES: The CINA Staff attorney is expected to conduct preliminary  and subsequent interviews with clients; conduct  factual investigation and analysis and legal research; advise clients of results of investigation and research and counsel clients on their options;  prepare cases and represent clients in negotiations, mediations,  hearings, trials, and appeals;   AND;  work in conjunction with the CINA Paralegal to coordinate local, out of county and  out of state client visits; attend  drug court, attend family involvement meetings; attend IEP meetings;  AND;  participate in other  necessary functions and duties  within the scope of the position, including: working with various community groups and accepting speaking engagements as assigned; continue professional development and education through attendance at Bureau sponsored training and other programs; perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Admitted to practice in the State of Maryland; or, admitted in another jurisdiction and eligible for admission in the State of Maryland; graduate of an ABA – approved law school.  Three years or more experience in child welfare and/ or family law.  Out-of-State attorney applicants must be able and available to take next scheduled bar exam following date of employment.


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