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Assistant Public Defender - Atlantic Judicial Circuit

State Level Position

Location: Atlantic Judicial Circuit 

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: November 6, 2019 or until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender I

The Atlantic Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an entry level Assistant Public Defender. The chosen candidate will represent clients in Long County State and Superior Court (Ludowici, GA). Applicants must have the necessary skills to perform the responsibilities for the position. Strong work ethic and commitment to indigent defense required.

A desire to participate in Gideon’s Promise Core Training or NCDC’s Criminal Defense College required. 

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit covers six counties- McIntosh, Long, Liberty, Tattnall, Evans, and Bryan.  The Long County position is based in our Hinesville office, 201 South Main Street, Suite 2400 Hinesville, GA. (approx. 40 minutes from Savannah / Pooler).


You have an obligation to, at minimum, reach out to all clients that are not in jail before every court date. You must call the clients.  You cannot wait for them to call you. You have obligation to, at minimum, see every incarcerated client prior to every court date – even if it is bond hearing number 10, you have to go see them again. Trial skills alone will not make you a successful public defender.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to:

Brandon Clark

201 S. Main Street, Suite 2400

Hinesville, GA 31313


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