Baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

June 24, 2024

Contact Information

Jer Welter
dmcdonald@oag.state.md.us

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Maryland. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has the general charge, supervision, and direction of the State’s legal business, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. The OAG also protects the public by civil enforcement of antitrust, civil rights, consumer protection, and securities laws and regulations and by the prosecution of organized crime, Medicaid fraud, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, state tax evasion, and other statutorily assigned matters. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown leads the Office with a critical focus on equity, justice, and fairness.

Responsibilities

OAG is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Attorney General position within the Criminal Appeals
Division. The Criminal Appeals Division is responsible for every aspect of direct appeals, applications for leave to appeal, and postconviction appellate litigation arising from Maryland’s state trial courts. Division attorneys present appellate briefing and oral argument in challenging and impactful cases, involving areas such as constitutional criminal procedure, statutory interpretation, trial evidence, and federal habeas corpus litigation. Division attorneys also provide guidance and research assistance to trial attorneys in Maryland’s 24 State’s Attorneys’ Offices regarding legal issues in ongoing criminal cases.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have superior legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills, and be able to handle a demanding caseload that includes multiple filing deadlines a month. Experience in appellate litigation and criminal trial practice is highly valued. Other relevant experience may include judicial clerkship experience, civil litigation experience, and public policy experience. Candidates with five years or more of legal experience are preferred, but candidates with less experience will be considered. At least one year of legal experience is required. Current or pending admission to the Maryland Bar, or the present ability to be admitted without examination or through transfer of qualifying UBE and MPRE scores, is required (if the successful candidate is not admitted to the Maryland Bar at the time of application, hiring will be contingent on admission).

Application Process

Interested persons should submit a cover letter, two writing samples of a combined 10-15 pages, and resume in PDF format to Jer Welter, Division Chief, via email to dmcdonald@oag.state.md.us by close of business on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Please write “AAG – Criminal Appeals Division Application” in the subject line.