The Northeastern Judicial Circuit 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 advocating, and defending their client, seeking, and negotiating plea dispositions, and entering pleas in felony cases in Superior Court. Applicant must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. A strong commitment to indigent defense is also required.
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.