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ProfileSupervising Attorney The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and supervision of attorneys and support staff. As a member of the District II leadership team, travel to the other counties within district is required. Reports to the District Public Defender and Deputy District Public Defender. Works closely with the District II leadership team to maintain a high standard of representation through ensuring accountability while fostering mentorship, teamwork, and communication. Supervises attorneys handling misdemeanor and felony cases as well as other professional and support staff. onitors the attorney caseloads and the distribution of cases and to ensure optimal client outcomes and attorney development. Actively consults with attorneys on case preparation and trial strategy. Identifies, assesses, and cultivates talent amongst attorneys. Organizes and conducts regular in-house training programs. Ensures accountability through the regular evaluation of attorney and staff performance. Fosters a culture of excellence, resourcefulness, and zealousness amongst attorneys and staff. Handles and approves transcript requests, investigation requests, and panel determinations. Works closely with the Training Division and other Statewide Divisions to ensure effective representation through the development of relevant policies, practices, and trainings. Maintains an active caseload. Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State is required. Must have substantial criminal litigation experience and strong trial skills (3+ years of felony experience required). Should have a demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense. Demonstrated leadership, mentorship, communication, client advocacy, supervisory, and management abilities are needed. Application Deadline: April 27, 2018.
Submit resume, cover letter addressing the above qualifications, list of references, and completed Applicant Essay (available on website under Careers) with the subject line 'Supervising Attorney, District II'.
Johanna Cohen Leshner
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 St. Paul Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202