Assistant Public Defender
Post Conviction Defenders Division
|Department||Office of the Public Defender|
|Date Opened||11/14/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$84,225.00 - $135,450.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Marie Figueroa Ocasio|
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks experienced, zealous, and dedicated attorneys to serve as Assistant Public Defenders in OPD’s Post Conviction Defenders Division. OPD is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.
The Post Conviction Defenders Division is dedicated to ensuring fairness in criminal convictions and protecting the integrity of our criminal justice system. We represent indigent inmates at post-conviction proceedings throughout the state of Maryland. OPD strives to achieve Justice, Fairness, and Dignity for All. Our employees are committed to the core values of a culture of excellence, client-centered representation, tenacious advocacy, and are united as a team in achieving the OPD’s mission. Learn more about our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Main Purpose of Job
Assistant Public Defenders combine their demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with their strong litigation skills to provide exceptional representation in post conviction proceedings, and where applicable, in proceedings involving motions for modification, requests for drug treatment, and other similar motions. Post Conviction Defenders are expected to work independently in managing active caseloads while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. The position will be located in Baltimore City, Maryland but will involve travel to circuit courts and institutions operated by the Department of Corrections across Maryland. We will consider candidates at all experience levels.
Assistant Public Defender I
Assistant Public Defender II
Assistant Public Defender III
Assistant Public Defender I- $84,225.00-$118,953.00 (Grade 20, Step 6-24)
Assistant Public Defender II- $93,424.00-$126,912.00 (Grade 21, Step 8-24)
Assistant Public Defender III- $103,514.00-$135,450.00 (Grade 22, Step 10-24)
If you wish to be considered, please click below to fill out the application and submit the following items in one PDF attachment through the Maryland State Government Job Openings Page Resume Tab: (1) a current resume, (2) a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, (3) a list of four professional references, (4) a persuasive writing sample, not a judicial opinion, and (5) law school transcript (if within 3 years of graduation). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Assistant Public Defenders cannot engage in the private practice of law while in this position. Criminal Procedure Art., Section 16-203(d)(2).
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