Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

April 23, 2024

Contact Information

Kevin Cox

The OAG is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Attorney General in the Courts and Judicial Affairs Division. The Assistant Attorney General will primarily provide advice to the 24 elected Clerks of the Circuit Court and their respective offices’ departments including but not limited to land records (including the taxation and recording of real estate transactions (both residential and commercial)), civil, criminal, marriage licensing, and business licensing. This position will provide advice and representation on other issues, including but not limited to administering oaths of office, judicial records access requests, sovereign citizens, and procurement activities. A minimum of quarterly training presentations provided to the 24 elected Clerks of the Circuit Court and their respective offices’ departments is expected annually.


The Court and Judicial Affairs Division generally provides legal services including representation and advice to the entire Judicial Branch of State government and two executive agencies: the Maryland Tax Court and the Office of Administrative Hearings. Courts and related entities within the Judicial Branch employ approximately 4,500 employees. Attorneys for the Division litigate and give advice on procurement, intergovernmental agreements, court procedures, compliance, public information, administrative, tort issues, probate, land records, taxation, and employment and personnel matters. The Division advises and represents in litigation all state judges, the Supreme Court of Maryland, the Appellate Court of Maryland, the 24 Circuit Courts and the District Court of Maryland, as well as court supporting agencies including the Administrative Office of the Courts, the 24 elected Registers of Wills, and the 21 Orphans’ Courts and elected judges, and their respective staff. This position may generally provide advice and representation to the Division’s other clients, as needed.


The ideal candidate will have at least four years of substantive real estate legal experience (both residential and commercial), including but not limited to, knowledge of land records and recording, commercial and residential real estate transactions, real property taxation and related tax and property law, government procedures, the Maryland Rules, and familiarity with title companies as well as court operations and procedures and Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC). A minimal level of substantive civil litigation experience is also ideal. Employment, civil rights, and tort litigation experience would be a plus, but is not a requirement. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate superior writing and research skills, and excellent organizational and problem-solving skills. A demonstrated ability to manage important client relationships and knowledge of procurement, regulatory procedures, and governmental records would enhance the application. Maryland Bar membership, or the ability to waive into the Bar, is required.

Application Process

Interested persons should electronically submit a resume, writing sample, and list of three references, all in PDF, to Kevin Cox at by Monday, May 13, 2024. Please write “Assistant Attorney General – Clerks Counsel” in the subject line of the email.