DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time attorney for a 1 year position to provide representation in eviction defense in support of DRM’s work to ensure access to safe, decent, affordable, and accessible housing. The attorney will be responsible for
providing representation to income-eligible clients in eviction proceedings and other cases that would prevent the spread and risk of exposure of COVID-19. This position is funded through CARES Act funding and may be extended depending on available funding.
? Maintain active caseload representing individuals with disabilities in eviction proceedings, and other cases that would prevent the spread and risk of exposure of COVID-19.
? Conduct regular outreach to identify clients in need of services;
? Under supervision of Managing Attorney create necessary legal programs to satisfy requirements of CARES Act Funding, and identify systemic issues which would increase housing security for persons with disabilities.
? Maintain detailed records and case files for individuals represented and served in eviction proceedings;
? Under supervision of Managing Attorney produce quarterly reports to demonstrate compliance with CARES Act Funding requirements;
? Travel throughout Baltimore City.
cute a variety of advocacy strategies, conduct legal research and communicate complex legal issues clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;? Ability to work independently and to establish and maintain effective working relationships