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Public Defender Attorney I The candidate will be responsible for conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation and for providing legal assistance to clients. Provides legal representation to all defendants, as required by the Courts. Investigates defendants case by locating and interviewing witnesses, in order to obtain information relevant to the defense of the client. Writes briefs, motions, and other pleadings supporting case arguments to facilitate litigation process. Represents the defendant in legal proceedings including state and federal court. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school with 1+ year of experience in the practice of law. Should be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201. Certified for D and C felonies, misdemeanors, juveniles, guardianship, mental health cases, traffic cases punishable by incarceration and all contempt proceedings punishable by incarceration is required. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and precedents. Knowledge of legal research and writing techniques is needed. Knowledge of state and federal court practices and procedures is must. Note: This is a part time role.
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