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Assistance Public Specialist Defender Level IV

Company name

Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Valid Through

Aug 28,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 62124 to 70257 Annually

Location

Providence, RI, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistance Public Specialist Defender Level IV
The candidate will provide duties include: Representation of indigent defendants and respondents in all cases assigned. Representation may include, depending upon the area of specialty, intake processing, collection of background information concerning the client and offense, interviewing clients and witnesses, case investigation, preparation for court proceedings, legal research and writing, and any other representation functions. Representation also includes maintaining frequent contact and a good working relationship with client, and thorough knowledge of up-to-date and relevant law and procedure. Maintaining accurate and complete files with entries made in a timely manner, and providing such reporting as may be required. Current and thorough knowledge of corrections and community treatment programs and other resources for clients. Participating in periodic evaluations. Periodic preparation of documents supporting office programs and funding. Participating in public defender training and community programs. Intake interviews and financial eligibility determinations as required. Working under the direct supervision of unit or division head, with such latitude for the exercise of initiative and independent judgment as is inherent in the representation of clients assigned. Work is reviewed and evaluated periodically; close supervision on a daily basis is provided commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have graduation from a law school of recognized standing. Must have previous experience in a responsible position in a related field. Must have a graduate law degree comparable to a J.D. from an accredited law school; Must have admission to the RI State Bar, or eligibility for waived admission. Must have a thorough knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws; Must have a thorough knowledge of the problems inherent in the criminal justice field; Must have the ability to act as advisor and/or counselor to clients assigned; Must have the ability to meet and deal effectively with officials of the State, Court, or local prosecution; Must have the ability to conduct special research projects; Must have the ability to prepare detailed factual reports.

Additional info

Reference No: Grade 828 / 00045

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender
160 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903

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