Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Appellate Division - Assistant Public Defender II

Assistant Public Defender II

Staff Attorney – Appellate Division

State Level Position

Location: Various

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description:

The Appellate Division of the Georgia Public Defender Council is seeking to fill a full-time Staff Attorney position comparable to the Assistant Public Defender II level. Applicants must be current members in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and must be admitted to both the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Preference will be given to candidates who have 3-5 years or more of criminal trial experience, outstanding research and writing skills, and either appellate practice experience or extensive and equivalent motions practice experience. The position primarily entails providing competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients from the motion for new trial through direct appeal. This will be a telework position; office support will be provided remotely.

The anticipated start date is October 1, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample (preferably an appeal brief), and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to Mr. Thomas O'Connor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Entry Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia. OR Reciprocity AND One year of relevant legal experience.

Agency Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia, a license to practice law in Georgia is required for applications to be considered. One or more year(s) of experience as a practicing attorney.Demonstrates the knowledge to conduct case research and documentation.Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state, and local criminal laws.Demonstrates the knowledge to investigate and prepare cases for hearings and trials.Demonstrates proficiency in the performance of the essential duties to function in the position effectively.Ability to make sound and well-informed decisions; perceives the impact and implications of decisions; commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals; causes change.Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication.Displays a high level of commitment toward work and a high standard of ethical conduct.



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