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Public Defender II The candidate will advocate for indigent clients in assigned cases at every stage of the criminal justice system in more difficult cases. Will perform appeals and advocates in court at pre-trial hearings, bench or jury trials, sentencings, and other court hearings. Negotiates plea bargains, dismissals, or other disposition of assigned cases with prosecuting attorneys. Negotiates resolution of assigned cases with prosecuting attorneys. Investigates facts and prepares defense for assigned cases to determine the merits of cases and appropriate course of action in more difficult cases. Interviews, confers and advises clients on merits of appropriate court of actions, including seeking a dismissal, plea, or trial. Locates and interviews witnesses. Conducts discovery, including depositions. Plans case strategy and prepares for trial. Maintains appropriate communication with client about status of the case and answers client questions. May direct work of investigators consistent with internal office policies. Should have graduation from an accredited law school, possession of a current license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and experience equal to two years of full-time work in professional legal criminal trial advocacy or prosecution. Participates in the investigation and preparation of a defense for assigned cases to obtain facts in determining the merits of cases and appropriate courses of action. Prepares drafts of pleadings, motions, supporting affidavits, letters, and briefs. Advocates in assigned cases at every stage of the criminal justice system through resolution in the pre‐trial process, plea bargaining process, trial, verdict, and sentencing by providing legal counsel and advice, interviewing and selecting appropriate witnesses, preparing witnesses to give testimony, presenting argument in court, and conducting direct and cross examination of witnesses. Negotiates plea bargains, dismissals, or other dispositions of assigned cases with prosecuting attorneys or other interested parties. Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process is essential. Must have graduation from an accredited law school, possession of a current license to practice law in the State of Iowa, and experience equal to two years of full‐time work in professional legal criminal trial advocacy or prosecution. Application deadline: 06/14/18.
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