Assistant Public Defender: District IV (St. Mary''s County)
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and client-centered litigator to serve as an Assistant Public Defender in District IV serving Maryland’s Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties. OPD provides superior representation to indigent defendants throughout the State of Maryland.
Overview of the Position
An Assistant Public Defender combines his/her demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with his/her strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of all his/her clients. The attorney in this position is expected to work independently in managing an active caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. OPD will consider applicants at all levels of experience. This position will be primarily located in Leonardtown, Maryland but may require providing coverage to the other offices in the District as needed.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Zealous representation of indigent defendants at every stage of the criminal process.
•Ability to competently and resourcefully prepare for and manage an active caseload.
•Actively communicate with clients, team members, and resources for optimal client outcomes.
•Continuously seek professional development through trainings, continuing legal education and trial skills courses.
Training and Qualifications
•Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense.
•Criminal trial experience or exposure preferred.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
•Ability to work independently, and effectively manage an active caseload.
•Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another state.*