Rockdale Judicial Circuit – Assistant Public Defender I (County-Funded)


The Rockdale Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I.  This position will be serving Rockdale county.  The primary responsibilities include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in both Superior and Juvenile Courts.  Applicants must have the required skills to perform the responsibilities for the position.  Self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills is preferred.  Classes in litigation, trial clinic, and mock trial are a plus.  Applicants must be current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.

Interested applicants should email their cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to Gina Bernard, Circuit Public Defender at gina.bernard@rockdalecountyga.gov.

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.  Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia.  Emphasis will be placed upon candidates’ demonstrated commitment to indigent defense.  Performs other related duties as required.

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