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Assistant Public Defender I: Baltimore County
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and client-centered litigator to serve as an Assistant Public Defender handling misdemeanor matters in Baltimore County. OPD provides superior representation to indigent clients throughout the State of Maryland. The Agency’s vision is for Justice, Fairness, and Dignity for All. Employees are committed to the core values of a culture of excellence, client-centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united as a team in achieving the Agency’s mission.
Overview of the Position
An Assistant Public Defender combines their demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with their strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of all their clients. The attorney in this position is expected to work independently in managing an active misdemeanor caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. This position will primarily be located in Towson, Maryland but will involve representation in all three District Courthouses (Towson, Essex, and Catonsville).    
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Zealous representation of clients in misdemeanor matters 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. OPD will consider recent law school graduates who are sitting for the July, 2019 bar examination.  If selected, offers will be extended continent on membership to the bar in advance of the start date.  Preference in the selection process will be given to candidates that are already a member of the bar.  Attorneys barred in another state must become a member of the Maryland Bar within 18 months of start date. 
Position: Assistant Public Defender I: Baltimore County
Organization: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Location: Baltimore,  MD 
United States
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posting Start Date: 7/17/2019
Date Posted: 7/17/2019
Requirements If you wish to be considered for this position please click here to fill out the application and please submit the following materials in one email to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us: (1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, and (3) list of references. In the subject line of the email please indicate “APDI: District VIII.”  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
Status: This listing expires on: 10/15/2019
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Organization Information
Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Baltimore,  MD 21202
United States
Johanna Leshner