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Assistant Public Defender - Eastern Judicial Circuit

State Level Position

Location: Eastern Judicial Circuit 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender II

The Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office located in Savannah, Georgia is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender II position.

Assistant public defenders are employees of the executive branch of the State of Georgia government and shall be in the unclassified service of the State Merit System of Personnel Administration.  Assistant public defenders are at-will employees and serve at the pleasure of the Circuit Public Defender.  

The position has specific responsibilities that primarily involve appellate and competency court duties. Please see those details below:

The attorney responsibilities relating to appeals include: administratively overseeing all appellate case representation within the office and making appropriate referrals for conflict cases, directly representing the majority of direct appeal clients in post-conviction proceedings to include the motion for new trial and appellate stages, and providing guidance to trial attorney's in discretionary and interlocutory appellate matters.

The attorney responsibilities relating to the Competency Docket include: representing the office at the monthly competency docket and providing status updates for pending forensic referrals; conducting all competency hearings for clients opined incompetent to stand trial, continuing representation for all clients adjudicated incompetent to stand trial throughout the remainder of the statutorily designated process, and representing those clients who were acquitted due to reason of insanity and are under court supervision of this status.

An applicant must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.

This position will start on January 1, 2019. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to:   

Daniel Crovatt, Operations Director- Office of the Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender, 222 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA  31401. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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