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ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER I

STATEWIDE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT MARYLAND: FALL CLASS OF 2020

Recruitment #20-005430-0005

GRADE

20

Main Purpose of Job

An Assistant Public Defender combines their demonstrated commitment with their strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of their clients. Offers will be made for specific jurisdictions based on OPD’s needs and the candidate’s stated geographic limitations and preferences. Selected candidates begin their time at OPD by participating in an intensive two-week Gideon’s Promise training program. Successful candidates for these positions will begin their employment with OPD in September 09, 2020.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited school of law.

Experience: Experience as a practicing attorney.

Notes:

1. An Assistant Public Defender must be a member of the Maryland Bar at the time of appointment.

2. The above requirements are set by the Office of the Public Defender in accordance with Criminal Procedure Article, Section 16-203 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in judge advocate general classification or judge advocate general specialty codes in the general attorney field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.