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ProfileAssistant 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.
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.
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202