Managing Counsel for General Magistrates - Circuit Court

Baltimore, MD
Full Time
Practice Areas: Civil Job #: 00431 Exp.: 5+ Years
The Circuit Court for Baltimore City is seeking a Managing Counsel in the General Magistrates' office to review files and motions and make recommendations in a wide variety of civil non-domestic cases, perform legal research for the magistrates or judges, and draft opinions and orders. The Managing Counsel also will assist the Magistrates in supervising the Civil Magistrates' office staff.

Major Responsibilities
  • Train and supervise a staff of law clerks, contract attorneys, paralegal, and administrative assistant.
  • Perform legal research for the magistrates or judges and draft opinions and orders.
  • Analyze motions in terms of applicable statutes, rules, regulations, and case law.
  • Prepare for meetings with the Bar.
  • Advise Magistrates as needed.
  • Monitor changes in the law and advise Magistrates and staff accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience
  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to Maryland Bar. Five years of experience in civil law desirable. Supervisory experience desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent legal research skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Orientation to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle high volume of work under pressure.

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