The Alternate Public Defender Cluster (South West) is seeking to fill a full-time Assistant Public Defender I. This position is serving the Chattahoochee, Dougherty, Pataula, and Southwestern Circuits. 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 a new trial through direct appeal.
Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers and submit a cover letter and resume to GPDC-Jobs@gapubdef.org. Make sure to include “APDC (South West): APD I” in the subject line of your email.
Description of Duties: The Assistant Public Defender will provide competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. This position performs beginning-level professional legal work and may assist in cases of routine complexity. Performs other related duties as required.