Essential Functions: The Program Manager, ADR & Complex Litigation position coordinates complex litigation initiatives for the Maryland Judiciary, including staffing and supporting the judicial Committee on Complex Litigation and related workgroups such case the Business and Technology Workgroup and the Medical Malpractice Workgroup. Assisting appellate and trial courts with determining and monitoring whether complex litigation tracks would be beneficial in their courts.
Manage the circuit court statewide specialty ADR rosters for complex litigation, including the application process and monitoring continuing education compliance.
Plan and coordinate educational programing related to complex litigation and ADR for judges, court staff, ADR practitioners, members of the bar, and other stakeholders; and work collaboratively with MACRO staff on a variety of projects to support and advance ADR programs throughout Maryland, including staffing and supporting various ADR-related Judicial Council Committees and Subcommittees, supporting MACRO’s grantmaking activities, and assisting with events such as the Maryland Mediators Convention.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Strongly prefer a Juris Doctorate or advanced degree.
Experience: Three (3) years of professional work experience to include conducting or representing clients in alternative dispute resolution processes or providing strategic planning and needs assessment. One (1) year of civil litigation-related experience.
Note: Must have completed 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of mediation, settlement conferences, and other alternative dispute resolution processes commonly used by courts
Knowledge of civil litigation processes and Rules
Familiarity with Maryland Rules, and in-particular Title 16-308 (Business and Technology Case Management Program) and Title 17 (Alternative Dispute Resolution).
Familiarity with the Maryland court system
Knowledge of adult learning principles and methods and ability to develop and administer instructional programs for adults.
Strong customer service skills
Thorough attention to detail, and ability to organize and track information
Strong computer skills, including using online systems to manage data
Ability to plan, coordinate, and deliver of educational services, including through technological means.
Ability to provide technical assistance to others on using technology systems.
Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of co-workers and stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, and prioritize appropriately
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff, management, judges, ADR practitioners, attorneys, and others, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to think analytically, gather information, and make recommendations
Ability to read and comment on legal and legislative writing
Join more than 4,000 people across the state who are committed to ensuring access to justice, equity, fairness, and integrity in the judicial process. The Maryland Judiciary, the third branch of state government, is a premier employer that promotes a diverse workforce. We provide a supportive, varied, and positive work environment and offer competitive compensation packages.