The Clayton Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position, including preparing cases for trial, zealously advocate and defend their client, seek and negotiate plea dispositions and enter pleas in felony cases in Superior Court. Under the supervision of senior trial attorneys, the chosen candidate will also be responsible for maintaining a challenging caseload, remaining current on emerging law, drafting legal briefs, assisting as necessary with appeals on their cases, etc. Being bilingual is an asset but is not required. Candidates must have acquired a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.
Description of Duties: The Assistant Public Defender I will provide competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients. This position performs beginning-level professional legal work and may assist in cases of routine complexity. To be considered for this position, candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and a license to practice law in the State of Georgia. Performs other related duties as required.