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ProfileStaff Attorney/Assistant Reporter The candidate plays an important role in developing those Rules. Attends all meetings of the Rules Committee and prepares the legislative history of Committee discussions and decisions, which is then archived for use by the Judiciary, Bar, and public. Serves as reporter to several of the subcommittees of the Rules Committee and also responds to Rule-related inquiries from judges, clerks of the court, other Judiciary employees, attorneys, legislators, executive branch agencies, rule-making authorities in other jurisdictions, and members of the public. Attend all meetings of the Rules Committee. Prepare a detailed legislative history of Committee discussions and decisions for placement in the Committee's permanent Rules history archives. Serve as reporter to several of the subcommittees of the Rules Committee. Develop background materials for, attend, and participate in meetings of the subcommittees. Draft and revise proposals and reports that set forth subcommittee recommendations. Research and draft suggested Rules and forms changes for consideration by the Rules Committee and its subcommittees. Develop information on comparable rules in the federal system and other jurisdictions and from other sources, such as the American Bar Association. Prepare "amend" clauses and Reporter’s notes that explain proposed changes. Respond to Rule-related inquiries from judges, court clerks, other Judiciary employees, attorneys, legislators, executive branch agencies, rule-making authorities in other jurisdictions, and members of the public. Research and provide legislative history of Rules changes, as required. Refer suggestions for Rules changes to the appropriate subcommittees. All other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctorate. Must be member of the Maryland Bar in good standing. Experience: 2 years of experience in general practice of law or equivalent. Preferred: Judicial clerkship experience and additional legal experience. Should have excellent organizational, problem-solving, and writing skills. Must have the ability to: Draft clearly written, detailed minutes that accurately summarize the discussions of proposals considered at Rules Committee meetings and decisions made by the Committee as a result of those discussions; Understand legal principles and follow the discussion of those principles, while taking detailed minutes at meetings; Identify legal issues and procedural problems; Efficiently perform legal research and analyze the results of that research; Draft logical, clearly written proposed Rules changes and other documents, using proper grammar, punctuation, and style; Determine and implement the actions needed to move a project forward; Effectively communicate orally and in writing with judges, attorneys, and members of the public; Quickly familiarize himself/herself with unfamiliar areas of substantive law and apply that knowledge to developing procedures pertaining to those areas of the law; Respectfully listen to stakeholders with competing interests and address the concerns of each; Proofread and edit documents; Pay attention to details; Work cooperatively and congenially with others. Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
Position starts August 15, 2018.
Job ID 3718
580 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401