Maryland Court of Special Appeals Job Offerings for Six Lawyers

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals is looking for six lawyers to fill “at-will” attorney position.

Three thoughts:

  • I think it is funny that it says that the positions is “at will.” Most employees are at-will. I’m surprised they felt compelled to specify that. I’m sure it is a state government thing. But it is funny to me.
  • Six positions? That just blows me away. I don’t pretend to understand all of the inner workings of the Court of Special Appeals. But six more lawyers? How many are there now? The job is to assist the judges research and analyze cases. It strikes me because Governor O’Malley is now floating increase the sales tax again.
  • The salary is $29.89 an hour without any benefits. I cannot imagine these are long term jobs held by seasoned lawyers. I wonder how much confidence these appellate judges really place on these lawyers. Admittedly, I don’t know what I’m talking about but would it be better to hire four lawyers and pay them a lot more? Alternatively, they should just bring on 2 or 3 more judges.