Job Details

Criminal Defense Attorney (multiple Fill)

Company name

New Mexico Public Defender Department

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 30, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 13, 2020

Posted on

Oct 31, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 26 to 58 Hourly

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Aztec, NM, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Criminal Defense Attorney
The candidate to provide professional legal services for the Law Offices of the Public Defender in representing juvenile and adult indigent clients in areas of litigation, appeal, counsel, research and analysis. Will be considered for a Public Defender 2, 3, or 4 classification. Classification will be determined at the time of hire based on applicant's job related qualifications and agency critical need.
Public Defender 2 (PD2): Attorneys at this level will handle a variety of misdemeanors and may assist in juvenile cases and youthful offender cases. May assist higher level attorneys with complex cases. Work is performed under the direction, guidance and supervision from more experienced colleagues and supervisor/manager. Will conduct plea bargaining when appropriate with District Attorneys and other parties to establish agreements to resolve cases. Will attend seminars, training classes and review current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skills and knowledge. Drafts/reviews, proposes and prepares reports and legal documents.
Public Defender 3 (PD3): Attorneys at this level should be able to represent clients in all misdemeanors or juvenile cases and low to medium level felonies with limited supervision. Provides guidance and mentoring to lower levels attorneys and law clerks. Works under the direction and guidance provided by higher level Attorneys and/or Managing Attorney. Will conduct plea bargaining when appropriate with District Attorneys and other parties to establish agreements to resolve cases. Will attend seminars, training classes and review current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skills and knowledge. Drafts/reviews, proposes and prepares reports and legal documents.
Public Defender 4 (PD4): Positions at this level handle felony cases such as burglaries, drug crimes, property crimes and probation violations with limited supervision. May handle more complex level felonies with some guidance/direction from a higher level attorney/managing attorney. Has acquired sufficient knowledge and/or experience to handle an appellate caseload. Has knowledge and experience to prepare appellate briefs and argue cases before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court with some direction from higher level Attorneys. Provides guidance and advice to lower level attorneys. Works independently and is able to recognize and resolve complex issues related to the caseload. Will attend seminars, training classes and review current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skills and knowledge. Drafts/reviews, proposes and prepares reports and legal documents. Performs related and other duties as assigned.
PD2: Current license as an attorney issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court or eligible for limited license issued by New Mexico Supreme Court.
PD3: Current licensure as an attorney issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court or eligible for limited license issued by New Mexico Supreme Court and 1 year of experience as a practicing attorney.
PD4: Current license as an attorney issued by the New Mexico Supreme Court or eligible for limited license issued by New Mexico Supreme Court and 4 years of experience as a practicing attorney.

Additional info

Position #42591, 42593, 80356, 10103606

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
New Mexico Public Defender Department
300 Gossett Drive
Aztec, NM 87410

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