Legal Employment


Successful applicants must be admitted to the Maryland Bar before start of employment. Applicants must submit to a background check and drug and alcohol testing.  Effective July 1, 2013 starting salary for Assistant State's Attorneys is $55,000.

To receive consideration for a position as an Assistant State's Attorney, please submit a resume and cover letter to Please reference “ASA application” in the subject line. You may address your cover letter to "Hiring Director." Documents must be in word or pdf format. Please do not mail hard copies of resumes and cover letters submitted to the resume mailbox.


The Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City is seeking to create a pool of applicants to fill several current and future law clerk vacancies.     Positions may be located at 120 East Baltimore St., 300 North Gay St., 1400 East North Ave., 700 East Patapsco Ave., and 5800 Wabash Ave.

Law clerks assist attorneys with legal research; maintain databases; review and assess police reports; and interview and locate victims, witnesses, and police officers. Law clerks also assist with preparing Courtroom technology presentations. These positions will be located in various Divisions and at various locations. Most of the positions are full-time positions but the Office will consider applicants willing to work at least 25 hours per week. These positions are year round positions.

All positions with the Office of the State’s Attorney are at-will positions with no civil service protection.  

Qualifications: Applicants must be either lawyers or law students. Candidates who have completed courses in Criminal Law and Evidence are preferred.   Applicants should possess excellent research and communication skills, be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, be highly organized and be able to meet deadlines. Applicant should also possess theability to work in a high volume environment.   Selected candidates will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and a criminal background check before starting employment.

Applicants should have no expectation that the law clerk position will lead to a position as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Applicants must be willing to make a minimum commitment of 1 year from starting date.

Compensation: Starting salary is $35,253. Limited leave time is available.    

To Apply: Interested persons should email resume and cover letter to Consideration of resumes will begin on May 2, 2014. Please use “Law Clerk – Pool” as the subject reference of your email. Documents must be in pdf or Word format. Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 12, 2014 at 120 East Baltimore St.

Applicants who submitted applications for prior positions must submit a new application for these positions.