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ATTORNEY POSITIONS

 

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is currently searching for passionate and dedicated attorneys to serve as Assistant Public Defenders. You must be a licensed attorney to practice as an Assistant Public Defender in the state of Maryland. Our Fall and Spring Classes are for entry-level attorneys.

During the hiring process, applicants indicate which jurisdictions they are interested in being considered for. Final placement is determined by the needs of the agency at the time of hiring.

Listed below are the positions we are currently hiring for. Please click the links for each position to learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications needed for that position.  If you have any questions concerning any openings, please email us at opd-jobd.law@maryland.gov.

Job Title
Location
Deadline for Application
Baltimore City
May 20, 2024
Baltimore City
May 20, 2024
Statewide (Multiple Locations)
Open Until Filled
Baltimore City
Open Until Filled
Baltimore City
Open Until Filled
Prince Georges County
Open Until Filled
Frederick and Washington County
Open Until Filled
Charles, Calvert, & St. Mary's Counties
Open Until Filled
Cecil, Kent, Talbot, Caroline and Queen Anne's Counties
May 16, 2024
Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
Open Until Filled
Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
Open Until Filled
Statewide (Headquater: Baltimore County)
Open Until Filled
Cecil, Kent, Talbot, Caroline and Queen Anne's Counties
Open Until Filled

Assistant Public Defenders are full-time employees and cannot engage in the private practice of law while in this position. MD Code, Criminal Procedure Art., Section 16-203(d)(2).

 

As a State agency, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MOPD) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. MOPD is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. 

 

All applicants must be able to communicate with clients and visitors and possess the ability to complete tasks in a fast-paced work environment.  Applicants must be able to work in various positions and travel to various courtrooms and office environments throughout the state. MOPD is further committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities by modifying or adjusting the job application process or the job or work environment to make reasonable accommodations to the known applicant or employee to enable the applicant or employee be considered for the position they desire; to perform the essential functions of the position in question; or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship. 

 

Applicants must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment. Applicants must have access to a motor vehicle or be able to navigate public transportation. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Tawanda Jackson, Human Resources Supervisor, at 410-767-8503 or tawandal.jackson@maryland.gov.

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