Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

CHIEF COUNSEL

The Office is seeking a Chief Counsel.  The Chief Counsel will be responsible for providing legal advice to the State’s Attorney and her Executive Team.

Duties of the Chief Counsel include meeting regularly with the Executive Team and supervisors of the Assistant State’s Attorneys (ASAs);  formulation of policy recommendations to the State’s Attorney;  participation in significant cases with novel issues through brief writing and court appearances;  responding to media MPIA requests;  drafting legislation;  testifying before the legislature with regard to legislation;   updating ASAs on substantial legal developments; participating in the training of ASAs;  providing guidance and advice to ASAs;  providing advice regarding wiretap applications; providing advice regarding the obtaining of electronic and cell phone information;  and keeping current with case law, statutory law, legal principles, and best practices.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and will bring a strong desire to work collaboratively.  The candidate will have a demonstrated ability as a trial lawyer.

The ideal candidate must be highly proficient in the use of Lexis/ Nexis and other computer systems to conduct legal research, conduct internet searches, and to maintain case notes and documents in an electronic form.  The candidate must be familiar with  relevant statutes and case law.   The candidate must have extensive felony trial experience and experience in district court and juvenile practice.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample which demonstrates substantial legal research and analysis and three professional references.

Felony trial jury trial experience to verdict is required.  Prior homicide trial experience is a plus.

Salary: $82,753 – $132,342 commensurate with experience (plus a comprehensive benefits package).

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email resume and a writing sample to [email protected] with a subject reference of “Chief Counsel.”  Position is open until filled.  In the body of your transmittal email, please also indicate Chief Counsel as the position for which you are applying.

 


DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

The Office is seeking an Assistant State’s Attorney (ASA) to work as the Director of Training.  The Director of Training will be responsible for developing and maintaining an extensive training program that begins with the orientation of newly hired ASAs and continues throughout their careers as prosecutors in the office. Training will begin with orientation to the office, and instruction on: ethical obligations; the fundamentals of Maryland criminal law and procedure; Body Worn Camera fundamentals; 4th and 5th  Amendment issues; and trial docket preparation.   Training progression will include trial techniques and advocacy, grand jury practice and procedures, plea bargains and jury trial training; provide continuing legal education to keep current with case law, legal principles and best practices. Develop and maintain mentorship program.  This position is located at 120 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Duties of the ASA include establishing an extensive and in-depth training program starting with the orientation of new Assistant State’s Attorneys to the office and continued through the ASAs’ career with the office; seeking regional and national training opportunities; developing and maintaining comprehensive training materials;   updating Attorneys on substantial legal developments; meeting regularly meet with Deputies, Division Chiefs and Supervisors to discuss training needs.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and will bring a strong desire to work collaboratively.  The candidate will have a demonstrated ability in trial techniques; pre and post-trial motions practices and 4th and 5th Amendment issues.

The ideal candidate must be highly proficient in the use of Lexis/ Nexis and other computer systems to conduct legal research, conduct internet searches, and to maintain case notes and documents in an electronic form.  The candidate must be familiar with or readily able to become familiar with relevant trial statutes and case law.   Candidate must have extensive felony trial experience and experience in district court and juvenile practice.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, a writing sample which demonstrates substantial legal research and analysis and three professional references.

Felony trial jury trial experience to verdict is required.  Prior homicide trial experience is a plus.

Salary:  $82,753 – $132,342, commensurate with experience + competitive benefits package.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should email resume and a writing sample to “[email protected]” with a subject reference of “Training Director.”  In the body of your transmittal email, please also indicate “Training Director” as the position for which you are applying.  Listing open until filled.