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ProfileAssistant Public Defender The candidate will work in the Parental Defense division. Will protect clients' constitutional rights to raise and rear their children. Defend clients against allegations of neglect and/or abuse. Zealously and compassionately advocate on behalf of clients at every stage of the proceeding. Engage in motions practice. Engage in legal research and writing. Obtain, organize, and review voluminous records, documents, and court orders, to assist with preparing a defense. Negotiate on behalf of clients. Develop and maintain client relationships over the extended life of the case. Must have prior experience in litigation including, CINA/TPR, Criminal, Civil, Juvenile, or Family Law (experience may include internships, law school clinical programs, or any other relevant experience). Should have active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State. Application Deadline: April 20, 2018.
Submit current resume, cover letter addressing the above qualifications, list of references, completed Application Essay (available on website under Careers), and law school transcript with the subject line 'APD, Parental Defense Division Baltimore'.
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
6 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202