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Criminal Law Attorney in Bel Air, MD

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Company name

Maryland Office of the Public Defender

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Bel Air, MD

Date Last Verified

May 07,2018

Posted on

Mar 24,2018

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Assistant Public Defender I The candidate will represent indigent defendants charged with misdemeanor criminal and traffic matters. Will competently and resourcefully prepare for and manage an active District Court caseload; including the handling of bail review hearings, District Court trials, preliminary hearings, violation of probation hearings, and modification of sentence hearings. 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law. Experience as a practicing attorney is required. Must have demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense. Exposure to the proceedings and pace of the District Court (litigation experience or judicial clerkship helpful). Should have active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another state by September 2018.

Start Date: Fall 2018.

Application Deadline: May 11, 2018.

Additional info

Recruitment #: 18-005430-0007. Submit current resume, cover letter, law school transcript (official or unofficial), list of references, completed Supplemental Information Sheet, and completed Applicant Essay.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Mary E.W. Risteau District CourtMulti-Service Center
2 South Bond Street
Bel Air, MD 21014