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ProfileLegal Intern – PD The candidate reports directly to the Public Defender and assists in the research, writing and preparation of complex legal documents. This position requires extensive knowledge of computer programs in performing legal research and outstanding knowledge in writing legal documents to the standards and acceptance of the Public Defender. Performs these duties and responsibilities during scheduled work hours. Non-exempt staff may be required or requested to work overtime as stipulated by Policy #211. Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and working relationship with the department Manager and departmental employees, other County employees, Elected Officials and the public. Employees are required to protect against unauthorized access to such information, ensure the security and privacy of such information, and disclose any anticipated threats or hazards to such information. Employees must be very careful not to release this information to the public or to other individuals, including but not limited to county employees who have not been authorized or who do not have a legitimate organizational, departmental, or business need to know as described in Idaho Code Section 9 et.seq. Any questions regarding release of such information to another person should be directed to their supervisor, elected official, or their designee. Performs other duties as required by the Elected Official.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university; minimum of two years law school with courses in Criminal Law and Evidence, no related experience required.
Ability: Ability to read, analyze, interpret and apply procedures and information, for example: from journals, documents and manuals in a specialized field, financial reports, policy and procedure manuals, and legal documents and manuals; to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the community; to write original speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format; to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors; to read, write, hear, and speak in English. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs; to perform basic mathematical computations and write basic mathematical formulas in spreadsheets. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions from broadly defined situations requiring inferential reasoning; to interpret, speculate or design future outcomes and conditions from known or unknown facts, using qualitative and quantitative analysis and present those in graph or diagram form; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables, address situations, problems, and challenges, and formulate solutions; to occasionally multi-task duties. Interruptions are infrequent. Proficient ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and use Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher, Microsoft Office XP or higher, databases specific to the County, Internet, and Microsoft Outlook. Ability to use telephone, facsimile machine, copy machine, printers, scanning devices, calculator, and general office equipment.
Closing Date: 04/20/18
Kootenai County Public Defender's Office
400 Northwest Blvd
Coeur D Alene, ID Phone: 208-446-1640