Job Details

Assistant Public Defender

Company name

Delaware County Office of the Public Defender Pennsylvania

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 16, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 29, 2021

Posted on

Jul 12, 2020

Location

Media, PA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Public Defender
Duties: Under the general oversight of the Public Defender and First Assistant, an Assistant Defender is responsible for every aspect of litigation in the criminal, delinquency and mental health systems, including: Direct personal consultation with defender clients from the of inception of the legal proceedings through their completion. The preparation of persuasive legal arguments to advocate for the client’s interest at each stage of the legal proceeding. Overseeing the discovery, collection and presentation of all facts that support clients interests at each stage of the legal proceedings. Engaging in holistic representation practices that attempt to assist the client in collateral matters that impact the direct legal representation of the client. Working within the organization to advocate for structural change that will benefit the interest of public defender clients. Perform related work, at the request of the Defender or First Assistant, when necessary.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Licensed and admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the intention to sit for the next available Pennsylvania Bar exam. Excellent organizational, presentation, and communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to public service. A strong work ethic and ability to manage a demanding workload. Strong communication and relationship-building skills.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Delaware County Office of the Public Defender Pennsylvania
201 W Front St
Media, PA 19063

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