STAFF ATTORNEY – FULL-TIME CINA
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.
TO APPLY visit our website at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or this URL https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=legaidbeu1&jobId=191154&lang=en_US&source=CC374890 or click here.