Public Defender Assistant Attorney Ii

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Company Atlanta City Office of the Public Defender Location Atlanta, GA, United States



Min 2 yrs required



Aug 03, 2022

Nov 16, 2022

Sep 23, 2021


Public Defender Assistant Attorney II
The candidates will represent clients in court on a daily basis, managing first appearance, reset cases, plea negotiations, alternative sentencing and treatment referrals, and bench trails. Administrative tasks include documenting case files and maintaining a master calendar that reflects court dates and status of all cases assigned. Attorneys are required to provide daily docket details to data entry support staff for electronic case management and workload tracking. Attorneys are also required to track hours spent on each case. Must develop expert knowledge of city ordinance violations and traffic misdemeanors. A command of both subject matters must be demonstrated within six months of employment. Should have working knowledge of criminal law and procedure as demonstrated by education and experience. Excellent oral advocacy skills required. Excellent research and writing skills required. Must have experience with the following civil practice areas a plus: family law, real estate, estates and wills, social security and other public benefits, elder law, immigration and experience in fields of mental health, drug addictions, homelessness, and unemployment desired. Dual degrees in social work and/or social work and psychology classes/training desired. Spanish speaking skills a plus. Ability to manage heavy client caseload in a demanding and challenging courtroom and jail environment. Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and information in an effective manner and according to departmental and/or governmental regulations.

Additional info

(Job Number: 210539)

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Atlanta City Office of the Public Defender
44 Broad Street
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30303

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