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Second Chair Attorney - Capital Litigation - Georgia Capital Defender

State Level Position

Location:  Atlanta, GA

Salary: $73,000

Deadline for applications:  November 1, 2018

Job Description and Requirements:

The Georgia Capital Defender has an opening for an attorney in the Atlanta Main Office. We are accepting applications for Second Chair qualified individuals at this time. The Atlanta Office handles indigent capital cases predominantly in north Georgia, but applicant must be willing and able to handle cases throughout Georgia if necessary.  All applicants must have a strong interest in death penalty defense and client-centered representation.

Second Chair Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

Applicant must have 3-5 years criminal defense trial experience and be member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia or able to waive into the Georgia Bar within a reasonable time period. Second chair must have significant jury trial experience and have been lead or co-counsel in one or more murder or serious violent felony cases to verdict. Applicant must be willing to relocate to the Metro Atlanta Georgia area. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively. Salary comes with full State of Georgia benefits, including health insurance and State pension. Salary: $73k

Please send resumes, a listing of pertinent criminal cases, at least three (3) references, a State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application, and a writing sample to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline for application is November 1, 2018 by close of business.

Anticipated start date is no earlier than January 1, 2019.

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