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Requirements
Training and Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense.
  • Excellent writing, research, and oral advocacy skills.
  • A desire to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with constructive feedback and performance evaluations.
  • Substantial criminal litigation experience and strong trial skills (a minimum of 5 years required; felony jury trial experience strongly preferred).
  • Commitment to addressing systemic inadequacies and inequities in the criminal justice system.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, adversaries, clients, and family members, irrespective of differences in backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • Strong ability to advocate for the office with external stakeholders without alienating the advancement of the office.
  • Commitment to working with community advocates to educate and serve the community.
  • Flexibility and regular attendance at community events promoting the work of the agency.
  • Exceptional organizational, legal, and administrative skills necessary to manage dynamic teams and high-volume caseloads.
  • Demonstrated leadership, mentorship, supervisory, client advocacy, and management abilities.
  • Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another state. Attorneys barred in another state must become a member of the Maryland Bar within 18 months of the start date.
Job Contact
Durriyyah Hollimon
410-691-1530 opd.jobs-law@maryland.gov