2020 Disability Rights Fellowship

In September 2009, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP welcomed its first Disability Rights Fellow. We are now accepting applications for our eighth Disability Rights Fellow to begin in September 2020. The Fellowship offers a recent law school graduate or judicial clerk with a disability the opportunity to participate for a year in all phases of disability rights and other litigation at our firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Brown, Goldstein & Levy is a 24-lawyer law firm devoted principally to litigation. The firm has developed a national reputation for its high-profile, high-impact disability rights cases. Information about Brown, Goldstein & Levy, including our past and present work and fellows, is available at www.browngold.com/fellowship

Terms of the Fellowship

The term of the Fellowship is one year (with the possibility of a second year). Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the salaries paid and benefits provided to non-Fellowship attorneys of equivalent experience and qualifications. The Fellow should be a member of a state bar or be planning to obtain admittance to a state bar.

Application and Selection

Applicants must have strong academic credentials, excellent writing skills, and an interest in the work of the firm. A completed application will consist of the following:

  1. a cover letter, no longer than two pages, explaining the ways in which you meet the selection criteria;
  2. a copy of your law school transcript;
  3. a legal writing sample of no more than 15 pages;
  4. a current resume; and
  5. a list of three references, including name, relationship, and contact information.

Applications will be received on a rolling basis; the position will remain open until filled. Please submit your application by e-mail to fellowship@browngold.com or by mail to:
Disability Rights Fellowship Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP 120 E. Baltimore Street, Suite 1700 Baltimore, MD 21202.

 

Paralegal

Seeking a full-time paralegal with at least 5 years of experience. The paralegal will be responsible for providing litigation support. The candidate must have the ability to think proactively, anticipate problems, develop effective solutions and take initiative. The candidate must also be reliable, hardworking, organized and possess exceptional attention to detail.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide paralegal and attorney support through all phases of litigation
  • Prepare, edit and format legal documents and correspondence
  • Subpoena and review records
  • Manage documents: log, scan, save and upload
  • Assemble exhibits, hearing binders and documents for production
  • File pleadings and materials with federal and local courts and agencies
  • Research facts of the case, parties, involved persons, jury verdicts/settlement, etc.
  • Obtain and review cases from Westlaw, PACER, Google Scholar, etc.
  • Edit and cite check pleadings and discovery
  • Assist with deposition and trial preparation
  • Create deposition digests
  • Attend hearings and trials

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor (or associate) degree or a paralegal certificate
  • 5+ years of recent litigation experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office 2016
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Experience in e-filing, time entry & case management software (Pacer, MDEC, Lexbe, etc.)
  • Ability to draft table of contents and table of authorities a plus
  • Bilingual – Spanish speaking preferred but not required

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Keith Ramalho at kramalho@browngold.com.