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ProfileTemporary Attorney - Parental Defense
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a critical thinker with demonstrated ability to apply legal analysis in an area of the law that may be unsettled. Must be willing to challenge the system with a healthy sense of outrage and be persistent in the face of ambiguity or outright resistance to the position. Must be able to handle crises, a variety of personalities, and multitask in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people with different backgrounds and lived experiences. Must have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, diverse environment. Strong organizational, legal and administrative skills necessary to handle a high caseload are required. Prior experience in litigation including, CINA/TPR, Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, or Family Law is desired (experience may include internships, law school clinical programs, or any other relevant experience). Must have strong communication and client advocacy skills. Be an active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar.
Note: This is a contract job that would run until June 30, 2022 with the possibility of extension thereafter.
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Mary E.W. Risteau District CourtMulti-Service Center
2 South Bond Street
Bel Air, MD 21014