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Assistant Public Defender The candidate will represent a culturally diverse population accused of traffic offenses, probation violations, misdemeanors and felonies in Superior Court as well as writing and arguing appeals in the CNMI Supreme Court. Will focus on jury trials, bench trials, an extensive motion practice with some appellate work possible. Handle all aspects of criminal defense with an emphasis on bench and jury trials in misdemeanor and felony cases with some writing and arguing appeals. Represent clients at preliminary matters such as bail hearings, Gerstein hearings, Rule 5 hearings, preliminary hearings and arraignments. Prepare and argue pretrial motions such as suppression and evidentiary motions as well as post-conviction motions. Represent clients at status conferences, change of plea hearings, trials and sentencing hearings. Conduct investigations and interview witnesses. Give legal advice to clients. Negotiate with opposing counsel. Write and argue appeals in the CNMI Supreme court. Must possess a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and be admitted to practice law in a state or territory in good standing. Should be eligible for a four year temporary admittance to the CNMI Bar Association. Must have 3+ years of criminal experience with good legal writing and research skills.
Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples.
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