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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Glendive, MT

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Company name

State of Montana Office of the State Public Defender

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


Glendive, MT

Date Last Verified

Mar 10,2018

Posted on

Mar 09,2018

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Attorney Public Defender Duties: The candidate will represent indigent clients in cases including: felony and misdemeanor criminal charges; delinquent youth proceedings; involuntary mental health or developmental disability commitments; abuse and neglect proceedings; dependent/neglect matters; and guardianship or conservatorship proceedings, as described in the Montana Public Defender Act. Will exercise own professional judgment and provide competent indigent defense casework pursuant to the Public Defender Commission standard. Case assignments are determined by the Regional Deputy Public Defender or Managing Attorney.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should have JD degree from an ABA accredited law. Should be recent graduates or experienced attorneys who have a strong desire to work in indigent defense. Admission to the State Bar of Montana is required on date of hire. Admission to the State Bar of Montana is required on date of hire. Must be knowledgeable of legal and court policies, procedures, practices, terminology and systems; state and federal laws; rules and regulations; principles and practices of law enforcement. Must have verbal and written communication, negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills; must be self-motivated, flexible, and client-oriented; capable of spotting and framing issues to advance the client’s interests. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, the public, witnesses, judges/ court personnel, and law enforcement/prosecution personnel.

Deadline: : March 15, 2018.

Additional info

Ref. 18140468Send resume, Cover Letter,, References, Writing Sample.

Company info

Barb Kain
State of Montana Office of the State Public Defender
44 W Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-444-9545
Fax: 406-496-6098