Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Public Defender - Troup County

Troup County Government Position

Location: Troup County

Salary: Commensurate with experience 

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Troup County Public Defender 

Under general supervision and instruction this position is responsible for the provision of legal services to indigent clients. Success in this position contributes to the effective and efficient representation of clients.


Must have a Juris Doctor Degree; 1-3 years of related experience is preferred; Must have current membership in the State Bar of Georgia; Must be able to attend the transition into the Law Program (TILPP); Must have current valid driver's license; Knowledge of local, state, and federal law; Knowledge of investigative tools and techniques; Knowledge of trial proceedings; Knowledge of computers and job related software programs; Skill in the completion of legal research; Skill in producing persuasive legal arguments; Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions; Skill in oral and written communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Meets with clients to review cases; Analyzes cases and researches legal issues; Prepares cases for court; Meets with and negotiates with prosecutors regarding the resolution of cases; Attends court and hearings on behalf of clients; Oversees the administrative handling of assigned cases, including court notifications, filing of motions and orders, etc; Meets with judges, law enforcement personnel and other officials regarding court, case administration, etc; Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Employment applications will be accepted until filled on Troup County's website at

Job #: 06202019 Public Defender                           

Troup County is an Equal Opportunity Employer - A Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace

Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440
Toll Free: (800) 676-4432