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Maryland Office of the Public Defender Seeks Chief Attorney, Juvenile Division
April 9, 2024 | Erin Stewart

The Maryland Office of the Public Defender (OPD) seeks a demonstrated leader and tenacious litigator to serve as the Chief Attorney of the Juvenile Division for District I (Baltimore City).
We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.

The Baltimore City office is a large urban public defender’s office with 200+ employees providing client-centered representation to individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in Baltimore City. At MOPD we use our legal education and experience to fight for justice and fairness, no matter what and we refuse to remain silent in the midst of human suffering. Our unique talents, identities, educational backgrounds, and perspectives guide us in representing our clients. We stand up against prejudice, systemic racism, and inequity in all of the spaces we occupy. MOPD seeks candidates who will join us in providing compassionate, competent, zealous, and client-centered representation to all of our clients. Learn more about our mission and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Chief Attorney in the Juvenile Division combines their demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent youth clients with their strong leadership and litigation skills to ensure
the highest standard of client representation in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. The Chief Attorney of the Juvenile Division is involved in the day-to-day operations and supervision of the supervising attorneys, attorneys, and core staff assigned to the Juvenile Division in Baltimore City. The Chief Attorney reports directly to the District Public Defender and the Deputy District Public Defender for Baltimore City. This position will be located at 300 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. The position requires
travel throughout the city of Baltimore as well as familiarity with the challenges and joys of working with young people in a major American city.