Attorney Employment Opportunities
MARYLAND HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking candidates for the position of Principal Counsel to the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Secretary of Higher Education. The Commission advises the Governor and General Assembly on statewide education policy, conducts statewide planning and research for higher education, coordinates and arbitrates among different segments of higher education, reviews and acts on applications of institutions to operate in Maryland and applications for academic and career training programs, and administers state financial aid programs among other duties. See, generally, Education Article, Titles 10 through 18. See, particularly, Education Article, sec. 10-207, 11-101 through 11-308. The Secretary of Higher Education is a member of the Governor's cabinet and leads the Commission's staff.
Responsibilities include advice, transactional matters, litigation, regulatory and statutory review and drafting, all involving issues that may include post-secondary education law, regulatory law, procurement and contracts, human resources, tort law, collections, bankruptcy, intellectual property, Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance, constitutional law, state budget, and real property. This position will represent MHEC before administrative agencies, and in State and federal trial and appellate courts. The legal unit includes the Principal Counsel and one part-time assistant attorney general.
Candidates must have a minimum of seven years legal experience and be a member of the Maryland Bar in good standing. Candidates should have significant experience in several of the areas described above and litigation experience. Good research, writing and communication skills are required. Supervisory experience is a plus. Candidates should be prepared to submit a writing sample that demonstrates proficiency in legal research, analysis and written advocacy. Candidates must be able to manage a varied workload in a timely manner, respond efficiently and effectively to client emergencies, and have a willingness to expand their knowledge of substantive legal issues.
Interested persons should submit a resume with cover letter by email to: John B. Howard, Jr., Deputy Attorney General, at firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on Monday, May 5, 2014. EOE.
CORRECTIONAL LITIGATION DIVISION
The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General to serve as Deputy Counsel in the Correctional Litigation Division. The position is responsible for assisting in the management of the Division and to defend State officials in numerous prisoner federal civil rights suits. The Correctional Litigation Division has a heavy motions' practice.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of litigation experience, including jury trial experience. Federal litigation experience, both trial and appellate, preferred but not required. Familiarity with civil rights litigation is a plus. Strong writing skills are a must. Maryland Bar required.
Interested persons should submit resumes and two writing samples to: Stephanie Lane-Weber, Counsel, Office of the Attorney General, Correctional Litigation Division, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 by the close of business on Friday, May 9, 2014. EOE.