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ProfileAssistant Public Defender : Appellate Division The candidate will provides representation for indigent clients during the appellate process before both the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Assistant Public Defenders combine demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with strong research, writing, and litigation skills to provide exceptional representation. Provide superior representation to clients throughout the appellate process, including identifying appellate issues,conducting thorough legal research, writing persuasive briefs and certiorari petitions, and presenting oral arguments. Actively and effectively communicate with clients, their families, trial attorneys, court staff and opposing counsel. Work collaboratively with other members of the OPD to advance the interests of our clients. Continuously seek professional development through trainings, continuing legal education, and advocacy courses. Strong issue spotting, research, and writing skills. APD will consider candidates for this position at all experience levels is essential. Must have active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or the Bar of another State. Must become members of the Bar of another State must be admitted to the Maryland Bar within 18 months of start date with the OPD. February 2018 Bar Examination, were successful, and are currently awaiting admission is considered. Note: This job is projected start date for this position is late August, 2018. Deadline: 21 June 21, 2018.
Send resume, cover letter addressing the above qualifications, list of references, completed Applicant Essay (available on our website under “Careers”), recent writing sample, and law school transcript (unofficial or official).
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202