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Chief Public Defender

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State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense.

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USD 128412


Rochester, MN

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Chief Public Defender The candidate supervises and evaluates the work of attorneys and support personnel. Receives and responds to inquiries from the public concerning the activities of the District Public Defender Office and its employees. Receives and responds to complaints from clients and makes decisions on resolution of complaints. Assigns cases to insure an even distribution of the workload. Works to resolve court scheduling issues and conflict assignments. Interviews, trains, mentors and evaluates assigned employees; Maintains liaison with court administration, judges and other court personnel. Undertakes related additional duties and assignments as required by the Board of Public Defense or State Public Defender; coordinates with other Chief District Public Defenders, Administrative Services Office and State Public Defender on policy issues and activities is considered. Knowledge of legal and policy issues affecting public defenders and their clients, on both state and national levels is considered. Knowledge of management and operations of public defense programs. Knowledge of legislative processes that affect criminal and juvenile law, and affect public defense agencies in Minnesota is needed. Deadline: 16 March, 2018.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
State of Minnesota Board of Public Defense.
400 South Broadway
Suite 204
Rochester, MN 55904