Job Details

Public Defender Staff Attorney

Company name

DNA People's Legal Service

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 25,2018

Posted on

Jul 24,2018

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Keams Canyon, AZ
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Public Defender Staff Attorney Duties: Under limited supervision, to practice law aggressively on behalf of eligible clients. Represent their defendant in the criminal court system. This encompasses arraignments, pretrial hearings, settlement conferences, trails and sentence hearings. They defend adults and juveniles at the federal, state and local level. Combines courtroom representation of individual parents with systems and policy advocacy to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. Will entail significant courtroom advocacy with a heavy focus on high-quality client representation. Participate in all aspects of criminal litigation including, but not limited to, client interviews, factual investigation, legal research/assisting, discovery, preparation of legal documents, briefs, drafting, negotiations, trials, and appellate work in both State and Federal Courts; to appear at administrative hearings. Provide direct representation to youth and adults, which includes gathering, mitigating evidence and advocating for their legal interests in administrative proceedings; Work with the local agencies to ensure interdisciplinary model provides the best possible representation to the clients, identifying ways to support clients in meaningful ways beyond the hearing representation; Manage administrative aspects of the clients appointments, including communicating with local agency staff, ensuring adequate coverage of assigned dockets, and properly recording time spent on program activities; Maintain a case management system, record case notes for each client, communicate with staff, record outcomes and complete proper case documentation; Develop and cultivate relationships with coalition members (Aftercare workers, service providers, and law enforcement); Participate in weekly case review meetings to discuss the pending cases in the program; Attend staff meetings, legal team meetings, and other program meetings as assigned; Keep abreast of changes in the law and participate in identified trainings to further legal knowledge and skills; Experience with use of Westlaw.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree from an accredited law school. Active State license and in good standing. 3 years’ experience as a practicing attorney in the area of criminal law. Licensed Bar Attorney should be admitted in applicable State they are working in or eligible for admission on motion, or by the next examination, or by waiver. Maintain a valid attorney’s license in that state practicing. Excellent legal research and writing skills. Handle high caseloads and willingness to meet personally with all clients. Self-sufficient, motivative, and the ability to work independently. Legal project management is helpful.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
DNA People's Legal Service
P.O. Box 558
Keams Canyon, AZ 86034
Phone: 928-283-3206
Fax: 928-774-9452