Maryland Assistant Attorneys General VI – Civil Rights Division (3 positions)

Maryland Office of the Attorney General


Baltimore - Hybrid




September 27, 2023




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.

OAG is seeking applicants for Assistant Attorneys General in the newly created Civil Rights Division. In April 2023, the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation empowering the Attorney General to investigate and address civil rights violations by non-governmental entities. The Office can investigate violations of state and federal civil rights laws and violations of the U.S. and state constitutions, including discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodation, and the right to contract. The office will address broad civil rights violations, in which there is a pattern or practice of discriminatory conduct. If there is reason to believe there has been a civil rights violation, the Office of the Attorney General may file a lawsuit on behalf of the citizens of Maryland. The Office can also seek an injunction to stop an alleged civil rights violator from continuing its discriminatory actions.

This position will present an exciting opportunity to help build the Division from inception. It will be part of a team of dedicated lawyers, investigators, and other professionals who investigate and seek to remedy civil rights violations. The position requires strong skills in litigation and legal research and writing, with a focus on best practices and sound investigative and litigation techniques. Attorneys in this position will conduct legal research and investigations, initiate and maintain civil actions, and enter into and monitor settlement agreements. They will also play a role in maintaining communication with external stakeholders and partners, and work cooperatively with other OAG Divisions. Applicants should feel comfortable working with and meeting with diverse groups. On an as-needed basis, the position will require to work outside of normal business hours and travel throughout the State.

A hybrid remote telework and in-office schedule option is available per applicable policies and procedures.


The ideal candidate will have at least five years of investigation, litigation, or appellate experience and current or pending admission to the Maryland Bar, or the ability to waive in without delay. Candidates may substitute experience in related fields such as policy or civil rights work for up to three years of the above. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to civil rights and with experience developing complex, affirmative investigations or conducting complex litigation. The successful candidate will have strong writing skills, with experience researching and drafting briefs and motions, and experience completing in-depth written projects. Current or pending admission to the Maryland Bar, or the ability to waive in without delay, is required.


$89,727 – $144,573. The salary range is based on a multitude of factors, including applicable personnel rules, regulations, and guidelines.

The successful candidate will be eligible for subsidized health benefits (medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage) and life insurance; leave, including annual (vacation), personal, sick, and paid parental leave; and will be eligible for participation in a contributory defined benefit pension plan in which they are vested after ten years. State employees are eligible to participate in two supplemental retirement plans: the 457 Deferred Compensation Plan and the 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan. The State also offers a free mass transit benefit for local bus and express bus services.

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume via email to: Candace McLaren Lanham, Chief of Staff, at and cc to Chinequa Powell, at, by close of business on Monday, October 23, 2023. Please write “AAG- Civil Rights Division” in the subject line.