The Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I or II. The primary responsibilities include assisting and/or handling indigent clients’ representation with criminal cases in the superior courts and/or juveniles with delinquency cases in the juvenile courts. Prior experience in handling criminal and juvenile cases, exceptional organization skills, and a strong commitment to indigent defense is preferred.
Description of Duties: The Assistant Public Defender 1 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. In addition, candidate must be a member/pending member of the Georgia Bar. Performs other related duties as required.