Georgia Public Defender Council (Fulton County) – First Appearance Attorney

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000
Location: Central Office 

Duration: Funding is provided for two years after the hire date 

Grant Funded: This position is funded through the State of Georgia; funding is apportioned for at least two years of employment after a candidate’s hire date. 

The Georgia Public Defender Council has an opening for a full-time First Appearance Attorney (Atlanta, GA), representing indigent defendants at First Appearance. The First Appearance Attorney

will provide competent and zealous bond advocacy at first appearance hearings to achieve pretrial release of clients. Requires early office arrival and/or late evening departure to adequately prepare for first appearance hearings.

Job Description and Requirements:

Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia. One (1) to three (3) years of relevant legal experience. Demonstrates knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws; and knowledge to conduct case research and documentation. Ability to make sound and well-informed decisions and perceive the impact and implications of decisions.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume with three (3) references via e-mail to: Make sure to include “GPDC First Appearance Attorney” in the subject line of your email.

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