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Assistant Public Defender I - State Level Services

State Level Position

Location: Cordele Judicial Circuit (Americus, GA)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Georgia Public Defender Council through its Director of State Level Services is seeking to fill a Staff Attorney position whose primary coverage area will be the Cordele Judicial Circuit in Dooly, Crisp, Wilcox, and Ben Hill Counties. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal cases in Superior Court. The attorney must have substantial criminal jury trial experience and be capable of working independently. The caseload will be in Superior Court and include almost all felony charges and probation revocations; some of which will involve very serious charges. The candidate will have substantial experience handling criminal cases and be comfortable arguing motions, conducting jury trials, interacting with clients, prosecutors, and Judges. Emphasis will be placed upon candidates’ demonstrated commitment to indigent defense. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application  to Jim Stokes, Director of State Level Services for GPDC at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the terms “Interested Staff Attorney-Cordele” placed in the Subject line of the email.  No phone calls please

The position will likely be based in or around Americus, Georgia, but the attorney will be handling cases primarily in the Cordele Judicial Circuit. 

Entry Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia.







Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-795-2440
Toll free: 800-676-4432