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Assistant Public Defender: St. Mary''s County (District IV)
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks dynamic, dedicated, and client-centered litigators to serve as Assistant Public Defenders in our St. Mary&rsquo;s County office. St. Mary&rsquo;s County is a primarily rural jurisdiction with an African-American population that is disproportionately and unfairly impacted by the criminal justice system.&nbsp; Accordingly, this position presents an opportunity to practice criminal defense while tackling issues of both rural property and the disparate impact of the criminal justice system on communities of color. An Assistant Public Defender combines their demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with their strong litigation skills to provide exceptional representation. Attorneys in these position are expected to work independently in managing active caseloads while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to advocacy.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> OPD will consider candidates from all experience levels for this position with a preference for candidates with criminal trial experience. Although the selected candidate will primarily be assigned to the St. Mary&rsquo;s County office, members of the Southern Maryland team may, on occasion, provide coverage to the other counties within the District. We are looking for selected candidates to start as soon as possible, but no later than February, 2022.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our vision is for <em>Justice, Fairness, and Dignity for All </em>and we are committed to our core values of a culture of excellence, client-centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and remain united as a team in achieving our mission. At OPD we use our legal education and experience to fight for justice and fairness, no matter what and we refuse to remain silent in the midst of human suffering. Our unique talents, identities, educational backgrounds, and perspectives guide us in representing our clients. We stand up against prejudice, systemic racism, and inequity in all of the spaces we occupy. OPD seeks candidates that will join us in providing compassionate, competent, zealous, and client-centered representation to all of our clients.&nbsp;Learn more about our <u><a href="https://www.opd.state.md.us/mission-and-values">mission</a></u> and commitment to <u><a href="https://www.opd.state.md.us/diversity-and-inclusion">diversity, equity, and inclusion</a></u>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To learn about the positions duties and qualifications please visit&nbsp;https://www.opd.state.md.us/attorneys
Position: Assistant Public Defender: St. Mary''s County (District IV)
Organization: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Location: Linthicum Heights,  MD 
United States
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posting Start Date: 10/5/2021
Date Posted: 10/5/2021
Requirements <div style="text-align: justify;">If you wish to be considered for this position please <u><a href="https://forms.gle/gCzEL1p69htUxNN26">click here</a></u> to fill out the application and please submit the following items in <strong>one email</strong> to<u> <a href="mailto:opd-jobs.law@maryland.gov">opd-jobs.law@maryland.gov</a>: </u>(1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, and (3) a list of references. In the subject line of the email indicate &ldquo;APD, St. Mary&rsquo;s County.&rdquo;&nbsp;Incomplete applications will not be considered.<br /> <br /> <strong>Closing Date: October 28, 2021</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.&nbsp; Assistant Public Defenders are full-time employees who serve at the pleasure of the Public Defender. Criminal Procedure Art., Section 16-203(d). Assistant Public Defenders cannot engage in the private practice of law while in this position.</strong></div>
Status: This listing expires on: 1/3/2022
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Maryland Office of the Public Defender
839 Elkridge Landing Road, 4th Floor

Linthicum Heights,  MD 21090
United States
(240) 397-8728
Johanna C. Leshner