Staff Attorney

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
Oct 24, 2020
Oct 29, 2020
Full Time
Job Description and AnnouncementStaff Attorney Company Overview: The mission of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is to create and preserve equal housing opportunities for low and moderate-income people, primarily in Baltimore City, and to encourage and support strong and diverse neighborhoods. St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center is seeking a dynamic attorney to join the Legal Department. Job Summary: This position will provide legal services to eligible clients ranging from brief advice to representation. The services will be related to legal issues impacting the preservation of stable housing, including foreclosure, landlord-tenant issues, tax sales, title issues, and related real estate matters. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide legal advice and direct representation to eligible clientsMaintain a caseload of housing-related legal mattersRepresent borrowers in foreclosure mediationRepresent homeowners and tenants in court proceedingsDraft and review legal documents and pleadingsParticipate in outreach and education events in local communitiesFoster collaborative relationships with related public interest organizations Serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure preventionPerforms related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested Skills and Abilities: JD and admission to Maryland bar Minimum of 1 year of legal experience preferredCommitment to organizational mission and to public interest lawKnowledge of foreclosure law, landlord-tenant law and related real estate matters strongly preferredExcellent observation, analytical and decision-making abilitiesExcellent legal research and writing skillsExcellent communication and negotiation skillsDemonstrated skill in understanding the legal needs of low-income clientsAbility to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working stylesA high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detailComputer skills a must. Physical Requirements: This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting, or performing other work requiring medium exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 85% of the time.

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