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Assistant Public Defender - Appalachian Judicial Circuit

County Level Position

Location: Appalachian Judicial Circuit, Gilmer County

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements: 

Assistant Public Defender III

Assistant Public Defender IV

The Appalachian Judicial Circuit is searching for an experienced attorney for our Ellijay (Gilmer County) office. This position will be filled as an APD III or IV, depending on the candidate's experience.

Qualified candidates will have experience as a lead attorney in felony jury cases, and a passion for helping our clients navigate the judicial system.

Our circuit is situated in rural north Georgia, but close enough to Atlanta for excursions. It's a great place to settle and raise a family.

We are a medium sized office that feels like family. We have a client-centered philosophy, and use a collaborative approach to representing our clients. Our schedule offers a relaxed pace that gives us the opportunity to devote quality time to each client.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Clint Hooker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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