Alternate Defender Regional Office (Gainesville): Managing Attorney

The Alternate Conflict Defender Cluster is seeking to fill a Managing Attorney position. This office serves the Northeastern, Appalachian, Mountain and Enotah Circuits. The primary duties include managing staff attorneys, administrative staff, and representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Superior Court, sometimes Juvenile Court, and Magistrate Court in Northeastern Judicial Circuit. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position. The Managing Attorney will be responsible for preparing and presenting cases for trial and entering pleas, conducting legal research, preparing and disseminating complex documents, pleading compilation, orders, etc. This position will advise and counsel other attorneys as to the case management practices of handling their assigned cases. The Managing Attorney must demonstrate a mastery of litigation and possess extensive jury trial experience as the lead counsel in felony cases.

Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers and submit a cover letter and resume to Make sure to include “Alternate Defender Regional Cluster (Gainesville): Managing Attorney” in the subject line of your email.

Description of Duties: The Managing Attorney will be responsible for providing competent and zealous legal representation and advocacy to indigent clients. An individual holding this position should be prepared to direct subordinate staff engaged in criminal defense; advise and counsels other attorneys as to the case management practices of handling their assigned cases; will represent clients in cases, including the most serious, legally complex, high-profile, and/or significant cases assigned to the Office. Other duties may be required and assigned.

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