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Assistant Public Defender: District II (Lower Shore)
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and client-centered litigator to serve as an Assistant Public Defender in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland. 
 
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 caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation.  Although District Two attorneys are primarily assigned to one of the four counties, all attorneys in the district must remain flexible to placement in any of the counties.  OPD will consider candidates at all experience levels.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Zealous representation of clients 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 but we will consider candidates at all experience levels.
•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. If the candidate is a member of the Bar of another State, the candidate must commit to becoming admitted to the Maryland Bar within 18 months of their start date.
 
 
Position: Assistant Public Defender: District II (Lower Shore)
Organization: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Location: Baltimore,  MD 
United States
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posting Start Date: 9/3/2019
Date Posted: 9/3/2019
Requirements
If you wish to be considered for this position please click here to fill out the application and please submit the following items in one email to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us: (1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, and (3) a list of three references.  In the subject line of the email please indicate “APD, Lower Shore.”  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
 
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.  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.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/2/2019
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Organization Information
Name:
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Address:
6 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore,  MD 21202
United States
Email:
attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Johanna Leshner