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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 4:15 AM

Baltimore County, Maryland is seeking a Legal Assistance Program to serve County residents who are 60 years of age and older, with focus on the target population described below.

Target Population: The program should meet the needs of the target population as defined by the Older Americans Act. This population consists of minority, low income minority, rural, limited English proficiency and frail elderly in Baltimore County. These clients include those who are institutionalized, isolated and homebound. Programs should demonstrate how they will provide services to the target population in the priority area of law set forth in Section 3.6 of this document.

Client Eligibility: Client eligibility includes all Baltimore County residents who are at least 60 years of age. The Program must have written eligibility standards which include priorities so that services are focused on the most critical legal problems of the targeted population and the most socially and economically needy clients.

All programs must provide access to an attorney who can represent clients in courts and in administrative proceedings. The attorney must be accessible at least by telephone during client intake hours. The attorney must establish guidelines for case review of work by all untrained attorneys and other program advocates. Attorney services must be available for clients who cannot afford to pay; therefore, the attorney must be willing to take some cases on a pro bono basis.

The priority areas for legal assistance to the elderly are:

* Health care including Medicare, Medical Assistance, home health care, nursing homes, Medicaid Waiver programs, assisted living, Medicaid level of care denials, nursing home and assisted living involuntary discharges, etc.

* Income maintenance including SSI, retirement insurance, Social Security overpayments, energy assistance, etc.

* Nutrition, e.g., food stamps denial.

* Housing and utilities including housing subsidy problems, landlord and tenant, evictions, mortgage foreclosure, tax foreclosure, and utility problems.

* Protective services, including representation of alleged disabled adults (60 year and over) in guardianship proceedings, abuse, institutionalization, and alternatives to institutionalization.

* Employment issues, e.g., unemployment, job terminations.

* Defendant in lawsuit, e.g., where the matter poses a substantial risk to client's person, property, or civil rights.

* Age discrimination or civil rights.

* Any other need of the targeted population that can be documented.

Required Types of Legal Assistance: All programs must provide the following types of services:

* Advice pertaining to legal issues.

* Brief legal services, e.g., phone calls, letters, document review, negotiations, etc.

* Representation at administrative proceedings.

* Representation in court.

* Support and advice to the local ombudsman.

Presentations: Prepare and deliver presentations on legal issues of concern to the senior population upon request from the Baltimore County Department of Aging and any other appropriate agencies.

Information Resource: Serve as an information resource for the Baltimore County Department of Aging staff as well as other appropriate agencies and its staff.

Consultation Services: Provide consultation services for outreach case managers and the Baltimore County Long-Term Care Ombudsmen.

Outreach and Education: Provide community outreach and education in senior centers as requested.


Program Coordinator must have knowledge of community resources and

intake/interviewing skills and, if the coordinator is not an attorney, must have access to an attorney or panel of attorneys who will review emergency cases and monitor the coordinator's performance.

1. State years of experience as a coordinator of a Legal Assistance Program.

2. State years of experience as a coordinator of any program(s) and explain its relevance to the Legal Assistance Program. 3. State the name of the program(s).

3. Cite relevant training and education that provided preparation to serve as the coordinator of a Legal Assistance Program.

4. State relevant experience in any of the following areas:

5. State administrative practice

6. State/Federal motions practice

7. State/Federal trial court experience (bench and jury trial experience)

8. State/Federal appellate court work (brief writing and oral arguments)

9. Federal administrative agency practice (social security, food stamps, federal housing, veteran's issues)

10. Complex federal litigation

12. Relevant intake experience

13. State and County administrative advocacy

14. Federal administrative advocacy

15. Intake experience and interviewing experience



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