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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL WELLNESS PROGRAM STAFF ATTORNEY

Job Description: 
Create and implement a legal wellness intake to provide holistic legal services to survivors of domestic violence. Provide legal support, representation, and advice to survivors of domestic violence. Provide direct services in a shelter twice a week. Work entails assisting survivors in obtaining protective orders, managing case placements with pro bono attorneys and outlining legal options for all current and future issues facing the survivor. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of the Maryland court system, statutes, and rules of civil procedure. Effective communication is a prerequisite for this position. The broad scope of assignments dictates that the attorney exhibit initiative, sound judgment and the ability to creatively and effectively advocate for survivors fleeing violence.

Requirements & Skills: 

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
  • Admitted to the Maryland bar or eligible for admission
  • Graduated from an accredited law school
  • Considerable experience in professional legal work or any equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience in domestic violence legal services preferred
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Creatively advocate on behalf of survivors
  • Ability to create a wellness program intake checklist

Salary/Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. Annual vacation and paid sick leave, life and disability insurance, and health insurance.

To apply send your cover letter and resume to Jessica A. Quincosa, Esq. at quincosa@clspgc.org.

 

Mid-Level Associate
August 2017

Zipin, Amster and Greenberg, LLC is an employment law firm with a heavy focus on wage and hour law.  We are seeking a mid-level associate to primarily represent employees bringing wage and hour and discrimination claims.   The ideal candidate will have two years of civil litigation experience and be barred in Maryland.  The ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred.

Our office is located in downtown Silver Spring, near the Silver Spring Metro.  Please submit a resume and cover letter tomamster@zagfirm.com.

Associate
August 2017
Weinberg & Schwartz, LLC, a Howard County Family Law Firm, is seeking an Associate with a minimum of 2-5 years of family law experience. Candidate should possess excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to work well with others and a comprehensive knowledge of Maryland Family Law. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401k, profit sharing, and others.

Contact us:
2000 Century Plaza, Suite 446
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone (410) 997-0203
Fax (410) 741-3868
www.wsfamilylaw.com

 

Bilingual Associate Attorney
August 2017 

Growing law practice in Burtonsville (Montgomery County), Maryland seeks a bilingual (Spanish/English) Associate Attorney.  The practice focuses on providing top quality legal representation in immigration, employment law, bankruptcy and general corporate law.  We are looking for a dynamic, motivated self-starter who is willing to learn and grow professionally as the Firm grows.  Organization, perseverance, flexibility, team orientation and problem solving skills are a must.  Most of our clients are Spanish speakers with limited English proficiency; fluency in Spanish (and English) is a must.  The person who fills this position will have significant contact with clients who generally are going through a difficult time in their lives.  Compassion, patience and understanding also are required.  Benefits include 401(k) plan with employer match.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact: lsoto@robertoallenlaw.com; 301-861-0202

 

Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist for the Congressional Research Service (CRS)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. The CRS American Law Division (ALD) seeks a senior manager to serve as Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist. The selectee will support the Assistant Director in managing ALD, which addresses all legal questions that arise in a legislative context or are otherwise of interest to Congress. Some issues relate to the institutional prerogatives of Congress under the Constitution. Other questions involve constitutional and legal principles of statutory analysis that cross legislative policy areas, such as federalism, commerce powers and individual rights. ALD also focuses on the intricacies of legal precedent and statutory construction as they relate to business, crime, the environment, civil rights, international law and other issues. CRS reports and memoranda, while not legally binding, are used by Members and committees of Congress in their legislative deliberations and decision making.

This is a senior leadership position. Applications received for this position will not be considered for any other CRS vacancies. To be considered you must meet the critical competency requirements of the job at the levels described below.

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of American law to address legal questions in a public policy setting: I am recognized by decision makers as a professional resource in specific areas of American law at the federal level.
  2. Ability to manage legal analysis in a public policy setting: I have routinely managed legal research and analysis in specific areas of American law at the federal level.
  3. Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led, supervised, and managed a professional research workforce.
  4. Ability to review the written products of others: I have evaluated and critically reviewed diverse written research products on legal aspects of public policy issues for compliance with established substantive and qualitative standards and made independent judgments on acceptability of material.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

 

Associate (Spanish Speaking)

Weinstock, Friedman & Friedman is currently seeking a full time attorney to assist with the firm’s client consultation work. Duties would include consultation, reviewing documents and drafting correspondence. The candidate must have 2+ years general practice experience, excellent customer service skills and enjoy fast-paced environment. Following training, telework full-time from home is option.

MD bar required: DC bar and /or Spanish speaking a plus.

Send resume w/salary req. to: resumes@weinstocklegal.com.

Federal Communications Commission’s Attorney Honors Program (AHP) Accepting Applications
The Federal Communications Commission’s Attorney Honors Program (AHP) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 class.  Graduating law students and current judicial clerks may apply by September 11, 2017. The AHP is the FCC’s primary vehicle for hiring entry-level attorneys.  The link to apply is https://lnkd.in/duu-vNX. Please contact Brenda D. Villanueva at Villanueva.bd@gmail.com with questions.

Staff Attorney, One Baltimore For Jobs (1B4J) Community-Based Legal Services Project

The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) seeks to hire a full-time attorney to staff the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) Community-Based Legal Services Project (“the 1B4J Project”).  The 1B4J Project provides civil legal services to participants in 5 workforce development training programs in Baltimore City.

The Staff Attorney will establish community-based intake sites at the 5 workforce development sites, conduct civil legal needs assessments for participants, provide Know Your Rights workshops, provide legal representation in expungement and public benefits matters, coordinate referrals for other civil legal issues, and supervise a full-time paralegal.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establish regularly scheduled legal clinics at each of the five workforce development sites;
  • Provide individual representation in public benefits cases;
  • Provide individual representation in criminal record expungement cases;
  • Engage in advocacy to improve public benefits systems;
  • Supervise the 1B4J Project paralegal;
  • Conduct Know Your Rights presentations on public benefits and expungement law;
  • Coordinate Know Your Rights presentations by other HPRP staff on other areas of law;
  • Work with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service to make and receive referrals of civil cases;
  • Maintain information about case activity, presentations, and statistics in HPRP’s case management system;
  • Assist with grant reporting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with people living in poverty or experiencing homelessness;
  • Minimum of 3 years up to a maximum of 4 years of attorney experience providing direct civil legal services;
  • A judicial clerkship may be considered toward meeting the minimum experience required;
  • Admitted to practice law in Maryland, or admitted in another state and willing and eligible to sit for the February 2018 Bar exam;
  • Excellent written and oral skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of TANF, WIOA, SNAP, Medicaid, Maryland administrative law, and criminal record expungement preferred;
  • Experience practicing at the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings or in another administrative forum a preferred;
  • At least 1 year of experience supervising law clerks, paralegals, or lawyers preferred;
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary:

Maximum pay $54,500 DOE with excellent benefits: Vacation (20 days), sick leave (10 days), personal days (3 days), holidays; medical, prescription, dental, vision, retirement plan with employer contribution subject to annual review, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance.

To Apply:

E-MAIL resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and names and contact information of three references to jobs@hprplaw.org (and specify “1B4J Attorney” in the subject line).  We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to eliminate homelessness in Maryland.  We are looking for applicants who have a comprehensive understanding of oppression, and structural racism, including how structural racism perpetuates barriers to housing and income. Resume reviews begin immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

HPRP is an equal opportunity employer.  All interested persons encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status or religious affiliation.

 

Associate Position – Restaurant/Food & Beverage Group

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP seeks an exceptional mid- to senior-level associate  attorney with strong corporate finance and transactional skills to work directly with the leaders of its nationally-recognized restaurant and food & beverage industry business transactions practices based out of beautiful Portland, Oregon. The forward-thinking and mission-based groups represent the interests of nationally-known leading emerging and mature companies in significant financing and M&A transactions.

Ideal candidates will have significant experience in: (i) venture capital and growth equity financings, (ii) private equity and mergers and acquisitions, (iii) managing client relationships and handling the ongoing needs and work flow of a variety of high-growth clients in different stages of development, and (iv) leading deal teams and executing complex transactions. We are seeking a highly capable, driven lawyer with the desire to practice with and enhance an entrepreneurial team.  Candidates must have at least three years of experience, excellent academic credentials, writing skills and references. Experience working on national deals in a large law firm is preferred. DWT’s working atmosphere is fun, fast-paced and collegial, and partnership advancement potential is strong. While the partners leading these industry groups reside in Portland — a vibrant city with easy commutes and high quality of life — we will also consider candidates in Seattle and San Francisco.  Moving and bar expenses paid.

To apply, please upload your cover letter addressed to Kathleen Shaw, Attorney Recruitment Manager; resume; and copy of law school transcript.  It would be very helpful to gauge my success in outreach, if a candidate could indicate, in the cover letter, how s/he heard about the position from your association. Click here to download this job posting.

 

Seeking a Legislative Attorney (Courts and Civil Procedure Law) and a Legislative Attorney (Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Data Protection Law)

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to courts and civil procedure law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding courts and civil procedure in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk would be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of courts and civil procedure law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Legislative Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

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The Congressional Research Service (CRS), American Law Division (ALD), seeks a Legislative Attorney to analyze legal questions that emerge from the work of Congress related to privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection law in particular and American public law generally. This is a non-litigating position emphasizing qualifications and interest in legal research and writing in a public service legislative context. Candidates with research experience in and broad general knowledge of legal issues regarding privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection in particular and American public law in general; who demonstrate strong research, writing, and oral communication skills; and who possess a portfolio of high quality legal analytical writing are encouraged to apply. Experience as a judicial clerk would be beneficial.

The position’s primary focus is the broad area of privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection law. However, given ALD’s relatively small staff and the breadth of issues ALD covers for Congress, candidates must also be capable of working in a number of different areas of the law and have the intellectual curiosity to seek out and maintain a broad portfolio of legal issues. Thus, applicants should also have knowledge of administrative law and constitutional law.

The Legislative Attorney prepares objective, non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background memoranda and reports on legal issues of national significance; provides personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on legal issues throughout the legislative process; and participates in or leads team research projects and seminars. The Attorney is expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legal analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on legal and public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo.

 

Paralegel/Receptionist
J. Anukem & Associates LLC has an opening for a Paralegal / Receptionist needed for their Greenbelt location.  To explore this further, you’ll find more details and application instructions in the link below.
Paralegal / Receptionist Needed in Greenbelt Law Office at J. Anukem & Associates LLC

 

2017-2018 Law Clerk for The Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel

The Attorney Grievance Commission oversees the conduct of both Maryland lawyers and nonmembers of the Maryland Bar who engage in the practice of law in the State. The Office of Bar Counsel investigates and, where indicated, prosecutes attorneys whose conduct violates the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct as well as those engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. Bar Counsel also reviews notifications of overdrafts on attorney escrow accounts.

The Attorney Grievance Commission Office of Bar Counsel is seeking a law clerk for the 2017-2018 term. The law clerk position is a one year salaried position with benefits, commencing August 16, 2017, or sooner if available. The law clerk will work with the entire staff of attorneys in the office.

Responsibilities included, but are not limited to:

  • Draft legal documents and correspondence
  • Assist in disciplinary investigations, including working on complaint files and reviewing disciplinary histories
  • Assist attorneys with trial and appellate argument preparation
  • Conduct legal research and writing
  • Review and file court documents
  • Assist in conservatorship matters
  • Complete specific assignments for Bar Counsel

Qualifications:

  • J.D.
  • Proficiency in WestLaw and Microsoft Office
  • Spanish Proficiency is desirable

Salary: $37,400 with benefits

Submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than 5 pages)

Please send application materials before June 21, 2017 to: Kelsey.Brown@agc.maryland.gov

Personal Injury Attorney
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, a 40-plus attorney, AV-rated Rockville, Maryland, law firm, has an immediate opening for an Associate Attorney to join the firm’s Personal Injury group.  The Attorney will work closely with other attorneys in all aspects of handling personal injury claims, including screening cases, conducting client interviews and intakes, case management, developing legal and negotiation strategies, drafting comprehensive settlement demand packages, and negotiating appropriate settlements.  Ideal candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish), personable and engaging individual, who has some legal experience in the areas of personal injury law, insurance law, and/or litigation.   Applicants barred in Maryland preferred, applicants barred in Virginia will be considered, Applicants barred in Maryland and Virginia ideal.

About Our Firm: Since 1978, our attorneys have offered guidance and counsel to meet the business and personal needs of thousands of clients. Our various practice areas, unique structure, and teamwork approach create an environment that provides our clients the resources and commitment of our entire firm.   “Passion” is not a word used to describe many law firms. However, it is passion – for the law, our clients, quality service, creative thinking and practical solutions – that permeates Stein Sperling’s culture and distinguishes all of our work. It is the driving force behind our confidence in successfully resolving our clients’ matters, and it has fueled our connection to the people, businesses and communities we serve. As a result, we are leaders in each of our practice areas and have earned a reputation as one of the premier “go-to” law firms in this region. Stein Sperling strives to be an extremely well-balanced law firm, providing a broad range of services to meet the needs of an even broader range of clients. Our focus on a team approach and our flexible, dynamic organizational structure offers our clients the benefit of our full range of legal resources.

Application Process Qualified candidates should send salary demand and copy of their resume to recruiting@steinsperling.com for consideration, noting “Personal Injury Associate”, in the subject line.
Visit our website at www.steinsperling.com for more information about our Firm.

 

Personal Injury Attorney
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC, a 40-plus attorney, AV-rated Rockville, Maryland, law firm, is searching for a bilingual Associate Attorney to join the firm’s Personal Injury group.   Applicants barred in Maryland (or taking the Maryland Bar in July) preferred, but applicants barred in Virginia will be considered. The applicant must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and will work closely with other attorneys in all aspects of handling personal injury claims, including screening cases, conducting client interviews/intakes, case management, developing legal and negotiation strategies, drafting comprehensive settlement demand letters, and negotiating appropriate settlements.   Ideal candidatesshould be personable and engaging and have an interest in personal injury law and/or insurance law.  Application Process:  Qualified candidates should send salary demand and copy of their resume to recruiting@steinsperling.com for consideration, noting “Personal Injury Associate,” in the subject line. Visit our website at www.steinsperling.com for more information about our Firm.

 

Attorney Position 
The Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC seek a Spanish-speaking attorney to litigate civil cases in Virginia and D.C.
Please send resume to Andrew Jezic at Avjezic@Jezicfirm.com

 

Attorney Vacancy 
Well established Prince George’s County law firm seeking a highly motivated attorney for personal injury litigation associate position.  Fluency in Spanish required, as well as 2-4 years of experience in personal injury litigation.  Must be a member of both Maryland and District of Columbia Bars.
Send resume and salary requirements to resumes@mrrlaw.net

 

Paralegal/Secretary 
Small, busy, personal injury law firm seeks an experienced, bilingual (English/Spanish) paralegal for full-time work in Rockville office. Duties include setting up and maintaining client files, preparing and filing court documents, requesting records, communicating with clients, general administrative office tasks, and other duties as needed.

Requirements include fluency in English and Spanish, proficiency in Microsoft Office, ability to multi-task, and be highly organized. Must be dependable, have good interpersonal skills, exhibit a strong work ethic, and be detail oriented.

Please send cover letter with resume. Your cover letter must include salary expectations. Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Associate’s Degree

Required experience:

  • Paralegal/Legal Secretary: 2 years

Required languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Please reply to admin@bursteinlegal.com

 

Pro Bono Opportunities

Are you interested in earning pro bono hours?

Are you a firm interested in having your staff provide pro bono hours?

Are you interested in giving back to the Prince George’s County Community?

Are you interested in expanding your practice areas?

Are you unable to handle a pro bono case at this time but are interested in mentoring a less seasoned attorney?

Are you an out-of- state attorney interested in taking pro bono cases?

If you said yes to any of these, please sign up to volunteer for Community Legal Services.

How CLS can support you during your pro bono hours:

1. Flexible Clinic hours

2. Judicare Cases- Paid cases and eligible for the litigation fund

3. Pro Bono Cases

4. Mentoring Program

5. Liability Insurance

6. Training

For additional information please contact Jessica A. Quincosa, Esq., Executive Director at quincosa@clspgc.org or 240-391- 6532.