The Office of the Attorney General is the largest law firm in the State of Maryland, with varied, complex legal work and a distinguished history of successful advocacy. Our 430 attorneys act as legal advisors and litigators for the agencies, boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of Maryland State Government. Our work ranges from advising the Maryland Legislature on the constitutionality of proposed legislation to representing State agencies and officials in State and federal courts including the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland's highest court), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From protecting the Chesapeake Bay against polluters to keeping Maryland families safe from violence and unscrupulous business practices, our office is committed to serving the citizens of Maryland.
In 2008, the Attorney General instituted an Honors Program for young lawyers who are interested in public service in Maryland and the cutting-edge work that state Attorneys General are doing today. As a general rule, the Maryland Attorney General's Office hires experienced attorneys who have practiced law for at least five years. The Honors Program offers younger lawyers an opportunity to begin their legal careers in our office, in positions of substantial responsibility.
The Attorney General's Honors Program is open to candidates who are no more than two years out of law school or one year out of a judicial clerkship. We annually hire one or two individuals with exceptional academic and personal accomplishments and writing skills. Honors Program lawyers fill two-year positions, after which they are eligible to apply for permanent positions within the Office. Those applicants who are not already members of the Maryland Bar should plan on taking the Maryland Bar Exam if selected for the program.
How to Apply for Fall 2013
If you are interested in being a part of the work we do and applying to our Honors Program, please send a cover letter (with email address and daytime telephone number), resume, and official law school transcript:
- by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- by Mail:
Attn: Honors Program
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Applications for Fall 2013 must be postmarked or emailed by April 1, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Selected applicants will be invited for in-person interviews.
Applicants may direct questions about applying to the Honors Program to Lisa White at email@example.com or (410)576-6312.