Members’ News


The Harford County Council is seeking an Assistant People’s Counsel. This is a contractual hourly position without benefits. This position represents the interests of the public in all matters and proceedings preliminary to, arising out of or affecting the zoning classification or reclassification of land in the county when the People’s Counsel either has a conflict or during periods of high caseload. Zoning hearings are conducted throughout the year, generally on Wednesday evenings. Candidates must have a Juris Doctorate degree from a duly-accredited law school, 2 to 3 years of litigation experience preferred, familiarity with the rules of evidence, and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively. If interested, submit a letter of interest and a professional resumé to

Charles Kearney, Council Attorney, Harford County Council, 212 South Bond Street, 2nd Floor, Bel Air, Maryland 21014 or to

This position shall remain open until filled.

State Prosecutor Vacancy

The State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission is currently seeking applicants for State Prosecutor.

The State Prosecutor may investigate certain criminal offenses on his/her own initiative, or at the request of the Governor, the Attorney General, the General Assembly, the State Ethics Commission, or a State’s Attorney. These include: 1) State election law violations; 2) State public ethics law violations; 3) State bribery law violations involving public officials or employees; 4) misconduct in office by public officials or employees; and 5) extortion, perjury, or obstruction of justice related to any of the above. The State Prosecutor is nominated by the Commission and appointed by the Governor for a term of six years and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

The ideal candidate should have at least 10 years of prosecutorial and/or criminal litigation experience, possess a demonstrated ability to lead complex investigations and manage an investigation team, substantial experience with pre-trial and trial litigation, strong written and oral advocacy skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and judgment. All candidates must be members in good standing with the Maryland Bar.

Interested persons should submit resumes via e-mail by close of business on August 30, 2019 to:

State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo, Chair

State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission,


or by regular mail to the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office,

55 North Court Street,

Westminster, Maryland 21157.

Legal Secretary Needed

Solo practitioner, in Bel Air, needs legal Secretary, part time or full time, in general litigation practice.
     Call Max Miller at 410-937-7003

New Postponement Policy – District Court

A message from the Harford County District Court:

Beginning 8/1/19, all cases postponed in District Court in open court at the request of either party will have a new trial date and room selected on the record, before either party is excused.

Each attorney will need to have the ability to access his or her calendar to set the new date.

Position Opening

The Harford County Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council (MHAAC), in partnership with Harford County Government and other community partners, is responsible for the appointment of MHAAC members, in accordance with Harford County Code, Chapter 9, Article VI, Sections 9-27 through 9-32. 

The Council is seeking a representative of the legal profession to serve on the Harford County MHAAC for an appointment from 7/1/19 through 6/30/22.  Meetings are typically held every 2 months, except during the summer. Details regarding the responsibilities of MHAAC appointees can be found at: 

Please let us know if you are interested in appointment to the MHAAC by responding to Mary Bunch, MHAAC Chairperson (, and Shelby Graves, HCHD Health Policy Analyst (, both copied on this correspondence.  Thank you for your consideration of this important public health endeavor.




The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Eligible candidates must be a lawyer in good standing for at least five years as of December 31, 2018, licensed to practice law in Maryland and possess excellent writing, legal research, computer and time management skills. The OAH is based in Hunt Valley and ALJs are required to travel throughout the State. Starting salary is $99,549.

All applications must be completed online by June 25, 2018, through the State of Maryland Job Openings at The recruitment number is 18-005266-0001.

Supplemental materials are to include five copies of: a resume, a writing sample no longer than ten pages and three professional references. In addition, one original Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals must be included. Supplemental materials are to be submitted as outlined in the online job announcement.  

Judicial Vacancy – District Court for Harford County

For Members of the Harford County Bar Association:

Due to the retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis on February 1, 2018, a vacancy exists on the District Court for Harford County.  This vacancy is to be filled by appointment of Governor Hogan.  The vacancy officially opens on Tuesday, June 5, at which time applications will be accepted.

Any lawyer interested in appointment to this vacancy should complete the personal data questionnaire which is available as a downloadable document on the Judiciary’s website at  Any applicant who reapplies to a commission with whom they have filed a personal data questionnaire within the past twenty-four months need not file a new questionnaire.  The candidate may submit a letter stating that he or she is reapplying and submit any changes that have occurred since the submission of the earlier questionnaire. Any questions about the application process should be directed to Debra L. Kaminski or Jennifer A. Miller at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (410) 260-1271/(410) 260-1211 or Maryland Relay Service (TTY/Voice) 1-800-735-2258.

The completed personal data questionnaire and two writing samples (at least 17 copies – see questionnaire as to additional copies) must be received by Debra L. Kaminski or Jennifer A. Miller in the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Avenue, Building A, First Floor, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, by the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Please note our new address.


The Harford County Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 at the Harford Community College (Library – Room L326).


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