Expungement Paralegal Volunteer, Fall 2018
The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a paralegal volunteer for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 to assist in its expungement work in the Baltimore City office. Hours are flexible and HPRP will work around the applicant’s schedule. HPRP would prefer that the applicant work during both the fall and spring, but HPRP can accommodate applicants who can work less.
HPRP's mission is to end homelessness in Maryland by providing free legal services, including advice, counsel, education, representation and advocacy, for low and no-income persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
HPRP is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services and advocacy to maximize our clients’ ability to gain and maintain stable income, healthcare, housing, education and employment. HPRP primarily works with clients located in Baltimore City when providing direct services, however we also conduct intakes at sites in Montgomery County, and other rural areas. The direct representation provided by HPRP informs the organization’s policy work which deals with complex legal and systemic issues facing people struggling with homelessness in Baltimore City and around Maryland. Therefore, HPRP provides both direct legal representation and corresponding client and community education in order to foster and promote the public interest.
HPRP’s Baltimore office is located at 201 North Charles Street, Suite 1104, Baltimore MD 21201.
Paralegal Volunteers have the opportunity to:
- Experience client interaction at intakes at local community centers and at HPRP’s Baltimore office
- Learn about Expungement law and processes in Maryland
- Explore VA benefits (most of work will be related to our expungement program)
- Work for an organization committed to holistically ending homelessness—outside of our Veterans’ Benefits and Expungement program, in-house attorneys work on housing, public benefits, and youth cases
- Maintain client files (filing, organizing files)
- Scanning documents to electronic files
- Communication with clients; possible communication with Maryland District and Circuit Courts, partner agencies, and pro bono attorneys as needed
- Drafting letters to clients and various agencies (listed above)
- Opportunity to participate in client intakes and meetings at HPRP’s office and various community centers in Baltimore
- Other projects
- Excellent organization and communication skills required
- Ability and/or interest in working with individuals with little or no income, experiencing homelessness, and those with mental and/or physical disabilities
Applicants should submit cover letter, resume and list of three (3) paralegal-related or school-related references to Christina Askins Curtis, Pro Bono Program Paralegal at email@example.com.
Position is open until 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.