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ProfileAssistant Public Defender The candidate will be expected to work independently in managing an active caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client centered approach to representation. Will primarily be assigned to one of the four counties, all attorneys in the district must remain flexible to placement in any of the counties within District Two. Demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of clients. Expected to work independently in managing an active caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. Zealous representation of indigent defendants at every stage of the criminal process. Ability to competently and resourcefully prepare for and manage an active caseload. 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. Must have demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense. Criminal trial experience or exposure preferred. Should have Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State by start date. Individuals who are members of the Bar of another State must be admitted to the Maryland Bar within 18 months of start date.
Submit current resume, cover letter, law school transcript; list of references, and completed Applicant Essay.
Johanna Cohen Leshner
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 St. Paul Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202