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Job Details

Legal Fellow

Company name
St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center

Location
Baltimore, MD, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Nov 20, 2021

Profile

Job Summary: This one-year position is an opportunity to support the St. Ambrose Legal Services Department to respond to urgent and increased legal support needs created by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  The position will provide legal services to eligible clients ranging from brief advice to representation. In addition, the services will be related to legal issues impacting the preservation of stable housing, including foreclosure, landlord-tenant matters, tax sales, title issues, and related real estate matters.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide legal advice and direct representation to eligible clients
  • Maintain a caseload of housing-related legal matters
  • Represent borrowers in foreclosure mediation
  • Represent homeowners and tenants in court proceedings
  • Draft and review legal documents and pleadings
  • Participate in outreach and education events in local communities
  • Foster collaborative relationships with related public interest organizations
  • Serve as a resource to other advocates and housing counselors on foreclosure prevention
  • Performs related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

  • J.D. and admission to Maryland bar
  • Minimum of 1 year of legal experience preferred
  • Commitment to organizational mission and public interest law
  • Knowledge of foreclosure law, landlord-tenant law, and related real estate matters is strongly preferred
  • Excellent observation, analytical, and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding the legal needs of low-income clients
  • Ability to work well with persons from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and working styles
  • A high degree of flexibility, capacity for self-management, and attention to detail
  • Computer skills are a must.  


Physical Requirements:

This position typically requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting, or performing other work requiring medium exertion, talking, and regularly hearing to fulfill the job requirement. These physical demands are required up to 85% of the time.

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to:

Director of Human Resources

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc.

321 East 25th Street

Baltimore MD 21218  or via email to jillj@stambros.org

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position plus benefits. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center
Website : http://www.stambros.org

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