Attorney 2

    State of Georgia
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    Assistant Public Defender - Clayton Judicial Circuit

    State Level Position

    Location: Clayton Judicial Circuit:

    Salary: Commensurate with experience

    Deadline: Open until filled

    Job Description and Requirements:

    Assistant Public Defender II

    The Clayton Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender I. The job responsibilities, competencies, and entry qualifications are as follows:

    JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:

    Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal cases in Clayton County Superior and Juvenile Court. Candidates must have acquired a Juris Doctorate from and accredited college or university and must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Candidates must also have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position.

    Assistant Public Defenders are expected to be able to effectively prepare cases for trial, zealously advocate and defend their clients, seek and negotiate plea dispositions and enter pleas in felony cases in Superior Court.

    Under supervision of senior trial attorneys, the chosen candidate will also be responsible for maintaining a challenging caseload, remaining current on emerging law, drafting legal briefs, assisting as necessary with appeals on their cases, etc. Being bilingual is an asset, but is not required.

    Entry Qualifications:

    Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia OR eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination OR reciprocity AND One year of relevant legal experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Attorney 1 (LEP020).

    This is a state position with state benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Application to Ayahnia Jackson via email at: Ayahnia.jackson@gapublicdefender.org or by mail to Clayton Judicial Circuit - Attention: Ayahnia Jackson - 146 North McDonough Street - Jonesboro, GA 30236.

    NO FAXES OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    **We reserve the right to remove vacancy postings at any time.


    Qualifications :

    Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia OR eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination OR reciprocity AND One year of relevant legal experience OR One year of experience required at the lower level Attorney 1 (LEP020).
    Posting ID: 555043242Posted: 2020-05-22

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