baltimore, Maryland

Posted Date

March 15, 2024

Contact Information

Jer Welter
dmcdonald@oag.state.md.us

Job Title: Assistant Attorney General VI Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Salary: $89,727 – $150,415. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors including experience, applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Location: Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland.

Telework Status: A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures.
DESCRIPTION: 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 legal business of the State, acting as legal advisors and representatives of the major agencies, various boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of State Government. As Maryland’s 47th Attorney General, Anthony G. Brown, leads the Office with a key 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 Monday, April 1, 2024. Please write “AAG – Criminal Appeals Division Application” in the subject line.