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Recruitment #23-005177-0007


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.




Office of the Attorney General

Work locations:

200  St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
36  S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
6406 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770 

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for five (5) contractual paralegal positions for its Criminal Division. The position will provide paralegal and administrative support to the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the District of Maryland and the successful candidates will work in the office of the USAO in Baltimore/Greenbelt, Maryland. Responsibilities include the organization and preparation of documents for electronic discovery, assistance in all aspects of litigation including trial presentation, legal research, and general administrative support. Positions will be located in Baltimore City and Greenbelt, Maryland locations.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.  

Experience: Two years’ experience as a legal assistant or legal secretary performing legal research or drafting and reviewing legal documents on behalf of an attorney.

Notes: Thirty credit hours or a certificate in paralegal studies from an accredited college or university or law school may be substituted for the required experience.

The candidate shall possess a knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform straightforward legal research; excellent written and oral communications skills and analytic ability; and familiarity with a variety of computer applications, specifically the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat.

The candidate should be detail oriented, have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and have strong organizational skills. This position qualifies for telework after a period of in-house training.


The candidate shall possess:

1. Knowledge of standard legal citation system sufficient to perform straightforward legal research. 
2. Experience with a variety of computer applications, specifically the Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat.


The ideal candidate will have experience and substantial knowledge of e-discovery systems.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient and complete information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications and work experience must be completed on application by the closing date. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The successful candidates who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.
As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are strongly preferred.  Applicants who are subsequently invited for an interview will also be asked for references. 

If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application, cover letter, and resume to: 
Yolanda Colkley, Fair Practices Officer 
200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, MD 21202 or fax to 410-576-6447 

If you have specific questions about recruitment, please call 410-576-6440 or email 

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay 

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, religion or belief, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, pregnancy, family or parental status, veteran status, genetic information, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

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