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Carol Ann Smith

Carol Ann Smith is an Assistant Attorney General beginning her 30th year of legal practice in Maryland in the field of Child Welfare and Human Services. Since July 1999, Ms. Smith has served as counsel to the Department of Human Services (DHS). She represents DHS in civil actions against the State of Maryland in State and Federal court, as well as at the Office of Administrative Hearings. Assistant AG Smith provides advice and counsel specific to the Social Services Administration within DHR on matters relating to child protective services, foster care, juvenile court proceedings, and policies related to families and children served by the twenty-four Maryland department of social services. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Smith was counsel to the Baltimore City Department of Social Services’ Legal Services’ Intake Unit for two years. Prior to that, she worked for nine years at Maryland Legal Aid both in the Baltimore City Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) Unit and Legal Aid’s Howard County general practice office representing low-income clients. Ms. Smith has served on numerous committees related to child welfare and has helped shape Maryland’s system for serving vulnerable populations.