Dougherty Judicial Circuit – Assistant Public Defender I or II

The Dougherty Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender position.  Dougherty is conveniently a one-county circuit and is home to a university, a military base, great recreational activities and attractions, and is within reasonable driving distance to Florida.  This is a State employee position with state benefits:  health insurance, paid leave, and retirement.

Primary duties include representing indigent clients in all phases of criminal proceedings, including arraignment, pretrial hearings, trial preparation, plea negotiations, trial, and sentencing.  This position involves extensive courtroom and trial experience.  The chosen applicant will be a current member in good standing with the State of Georgia Bar or awaiting results from the Georgia Bar exam and have a strong commitment to indigent criminal defense.

Interested applicants should apply on Team Georgia Careers and email a cover letter and resume to Troy Golden, Circuit Public Defender, at and

Description of Duties:  The Assistant Public Defender I or II will provide competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients.

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