Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Assistant Public Defender - Clayton Judicial Circuit

State Level Position 

Location: Clayton Judicial Circuit

Salary: $48,000.00

Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Clayton Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender I position. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Superior Court and Juvenile Courts for Clayton County. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position includes, but not limited to, preparation and presentation of cases for trial, and entering of pleas in both felony and misdemeanor cases in Superior Court. Under supervision of the supervising attorney, the chosen candidate will also be responsible for conducting legal research, including researching precedents in cases, preparation and dissemination of complex documents, pleadings compilation, orders, etc. A willingness to handle juvenile cases is a plus. Bilingual is an asset, but is not required.

Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to Shawana L. Fletcher, Chief Administrative Assistant to Circuit Public Defender, via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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