Staff Attorney, Protective Order Advocacy and Representation Project – Carroll County
The Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc. is a statewide non-profit legal services organization, dedicated to ensuring the physical safety, economic security, and bodily autonomy of women in Maryland. We work towards our goal by increasing access to justice in our legal system through multiple legal projects. Our direct legal services projects provide free attorneys in family law matters, protective order hearings, and immigration proceedings for survivors of intimate partner violence; our hotlines assist callers across the state in family and employment law matters; and our advocacy work covers the expanse of our mission through legislative and judicial selections advocacy.
Based in the Circuit Court for Carroll County, the Protective Order Advocacy and Representation (POARP) represents victims of domestic violence in proceedings to obtain Protective Orders, enforce Protective Orders through contempt, and modify existing Protective Orders. While there is opportunity for some remote work, the position requires frequent in-person court appearances, as well as time in the courthouse office.
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The Women’s Law Center offers internships for law school students throughout the year. Interns work in our domestic violence projects, such as POARP and MEDOVI, and in our administrative office depending on the needs of the organization. Interns are expected to commit to 15 hours per week. Please call to check the availability of internship opportunities. Unfortunately, due to limited resources, funding is not available for these internships. However, the hours can be flexible and part-time applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you would like to apply for an internship, please submit your resume and cover letter (detailing your interest in interning with WLC and the specific project you would like to intern with) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WLC considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.