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Administrative Officer III
State Highway Administration | Office of the Attorney

Closing: October 31, 2018

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Lead Attorney: Pretrial Detention Litigation
Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Baltimore City, Central Booking

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks a demonstrated leader and zealous advocate to serve as a lead attorney, pretrial detention litigation at the Central Booking Division for Baltimore City. OPD’s Baltimore City office is a busy, urban public defender office. OPD provides superior representation to indigent clients throughout the State of Maryland. The Agency’s vision is for Justice, Fairness, and Dignity for All. 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 Agency’s mission.

Overview of this Position

Under the supervision of Chief of the Central Booking Division and in accordance with the direction and mission of OPD’s Baltimore City office, the Lead Attorney will assist with all aspects of pretrial detention litigation including bail review dockets. OPD has a dedicated staff that provides oversight and assistance to the attorneys representing and advocating for the clients during the bail review stage. This Central Booking staff also provides representation for other pretrial detention issues relating to the criminal case and the client’s detention. The position is located inside the Baltimore City jail.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with preparing the daily bail review dockets, including interviewing and representing clients.
  • Advocate for and represent clients detained both in correctional and medical facilities.
  • Provide training and mentoring to attorneys on issues involving bail reform and other advocacy issues affecting pretrial detention.
  • Assist detained clients and their families and provide technical advice to client representatives (attorneys).
  • Providing advocacy services for detained clients including working to identifying and advocating for solutions to the violence, the delays, indignities that occur for our clients while they are detained.
  • Investigate, facilitate and report on findings of resolution of complaints of violation, withholding or denial of rights for detained clients.
  • Develop and conduct outreach, education, and training for OPD attorneys, detained clients and their families, and community stakeholders on issues of detention and clients’ rights.
  • Take proactive steps to reach out to clients, attorneys, community partners, public safety employees and other agency employees to address issues in an open, constructive and professional manner to resolve issues constructively.

Training and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense, including the ability to represent clients in legal hearings and administrative proceedings.
  • Ability to develop education and communication strategies to improve and enhance knowledge of issues involving detained individuals.
  • Ability to advocate effectively both orally and in writing to judges, government officials, community members and groups as well as to OPD colleague(s) for the improved conditions for detained individuals.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including possessing the cultural competency skills necessary to collaborate with a diverse staff, clients and other stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working within a jail setting.
  • Active membership in good standing in the Maryland Bar or Bar of another State.*
  • If candidate is a member of the Bar of another State, the candidate must commit to becoming admitted to the Maryland Bar within 18 months of their start date.

How to Apply

To apply please submit a: (1) current resume, (2) cover letter addressing the above qualifications, (3) list of references, and (4) completed Applicant Essay (available on our website under “Careers”). Please email items (1)-(4) in one email to attorneyjobs@opd.state.md.us. In the subject line of the email please indicate “Lead Attorney, Pretrial Detention Litigation, Baltimore City.” Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: November 1, 2018

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply. Assistant Public Defenders are full-time employees who serve at the pleasure of the Public Defender. Criminal Procedure Art., Section 16-203(d). Assistant Public Defenders cannot engage in the private practice of law while in this position.

Housing Attorney
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
Baltimore City, MD

The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a full-time Housing Attorney.  For more information on this position or to apply, click here.

Assistant Bar Counsel
Attorney Grievance Commission and Office of Bar Counsel
Annapolis, MD

For more information about this position, click here.

Court ADR Resources Director
Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Mediation & Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO)
Annapolis, MD

The Court Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Resources Director serves as MACRO’s primary point of contact for all circuit courts, to promote the availability, use and quality of ADR services in Maryland courts.  For more information on this position, click here.

Contractual Staff Attorney
Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
Baltimore, MD

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants to serve as a contractual Staff Attorney to the Consumer Protection Division’s Home Builder and Home Builder Sales Representative Registration Unit. For more information on this position, click here.

Housing Attorney – Baltimore City Office
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

The Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a full-time Housing Attorney. For more information on this position, click here.

Immigration Associate
Annapolis, MD

Established Immigration firm in Annapolis, Maryland seeks a bilingual (Spanish-English) associate to represent clients in Immigration matters.  Successful candidate must have at least two years of immigration experience, be barred in Maryland, have strong communication and interpersonal skills, good writing skills, strong organizational skills and be highly motivated.  Competitive salary, excellent benefits package, AILA annual membership. Please send resume and cover letter to mrnanney@lawfoa.com.

Volunteer of the Day Rent Court Program Staff Attorney
Community Legal Services – Greenbelt, MD

Community Legal Services is seeking an attorney to staff our new Rent Court Program. The attorney will develop and advertise our new Rent Court program, which will provide same day representation to tenants in Failure to Pay Rent cases. The Staff Attorney will provide legal support, representation, and advice in Failure to Pay Rent Cases. The ideal candidate will have experience working on landlord tenant cases. The staff attorney will promote and recruit members of the private bar to staff the dockets. The staff attorney will also develop a training program with our partner. Please submit a resume and cover letter.

Requirements & Skills:
Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
Admitted to the Maryland bar or eligible for admission
Graduated from an accredited law school
Litigation and/or Landlord Tenant experience
Management and Development of a program
Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage CLS’s pilot Rent Court Program
Recruit private and schedule private attorneys to staff Failure to Pay Rent Dockets
Provide brief advice at CLS clinics
Coordinate and collaborate with partners on training and case placements
Represent clients on Failure To Pay Rent Cases as well as other Landlord Tenant cases
Attend meetings with partners and trainings
Outreach with partners and attend community events
Maintain and report statistical measurements as required, maintain documentation as required, maintain knowledge of community resources and refer/advocate as necessary, maintain current knowledge of domestic violence
Other duties and tasks as assigned by Deputy Director or Executive Director

Salary/Benefits:Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time exempt position. Annual vacation and paid sick leave, life and disability insurance, and health insurance. Metro Accessible.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

Law Clerk
Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C.

Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie, L.L.C., a mid-sized insurance defense litigation firm, seeks a law clerk for a paid position to begin immediately. This is a year-long position that extends until May 2019.  The selected candidate is expected to work a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours per week during the summer and school breaks, and a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours per week while school is in session.

Ideal candidate must be organized with a great respect for attendance and punctuality, should possess strong research and writing skills, as well as the ability to prioritize and work independently. Personal transportation is a requirement.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and unofficial transcript.  No telephone inquiries, please. Principals only.

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Pro Bono Opportunites
Community Legal Services (CLS)

CLS is expanding our pro bono opportunities as well as our substitute attorney list for our Latino Family Law Clinic in Langley Park. CLS’s Latino Family Law Clinic provides brief advice and referrals to low income litigants in mostly family law cases. Most of the consultations are in Spanish.

Our clinic runs Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. We have all day or half day shifts available, and opportunities are available for anyone interested in paid subbing and/or volunteering in the next few months.

We need coverage this week and can work on setting up times for the upcoming weeks. If you are not an experienced family law practitioner but would like to learn family law, we are happy to provide training opportunities and shadowing our current attorney.

If you are interested in covering the clinic, please contact Jessica Quincosa, Executive Director of CLS, by emailing quincosa@clspgc.org.

Staff Attorney, Pro Bono Programs
Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Want to advocate to end homelessness? Want to eliminate barriers to employment? Want to assist veterans? If
you desire a position where you have the opportunity to leverage the use of volunteers to increase legal services
that prevent and end homelessness, the Homeless Persons Representation Project (HPRP) is seeking a full-time
staff attorney for its Pro Bono Program.

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