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Law Clerk Internship

MIA ASSOCIATE I

Recruitment #19-009631-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities.  

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually. 

GRADE

Grade 7

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Insurance Administration is seeking to hire a part-time law clerk to perform the following responsibilities:

Under section 2-210 of the Insurance Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Title 31, Subtitle 02 of the Code of Maryland Regulations the MIA holds administrative hearings to hear appeals filed by individuals and entities that are aggrieved.  The law clerk will work under the supervision of two administrative hearing officers. 

A law clerk is generally expected to prepare drafts of legal documents for review.  The law clerk with prepare simple motions, review proposed findings of facts and conclusions of law from the Office of Administrative Hearings and draft final orders, and prepare drafts for final administrative decisions regarding potential violations of Maryland Insurance law.  The law clerk may also be required to perform other administrative duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, scanning orders and preparing case records to be send to the Circuit Court of Maryland for judicial review.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must be currently pursuing a law degree or a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Economics, History, or other relevant field.  Excellent written and oral communications skills are required.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Candidates’ not currently enrolled in a law school, should have an interest in enrolling in a law school.

• Ability to conduct simple legal research utilizing LexisNexis.

• Proficiency with Word and Excel applications.

• Familiarity with insurance law will also be helpful, but is not required.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment, please contact kyiap.underwood@maryland.gov.

 

For immediate consideration, upload one WORD or PDF file, at the "Resume" tab, that contains:

 

1. a cover letter stating your interest and specific salary requirements; and  

2. a current professional resume.

 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the requested information via mail. Please include all items listed above to ensure consideration.

 

Complete application packets may be mailed to:

Maryland Insurance Administration 
Human Resources - Recruitment#: 19--009631-0001
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700 
Baltimore, MD 21202

 

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

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