Job Details

Trial Attorney

Company name

Office of the Public Defender For Montgomery County, Alabama

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jan 27, 2020

Valid Through

May 11, 2020

Posted on

Nov 22, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 45501 to 80287 Annually

Years of Experience

1-4 yrs required


Montgomery, AL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Trial Attorney
The candidate will provide zealous representation to indigent defendants in the District and Circuit Courts of the State’s 15th Judicial Circuit (Montgomery County). Provide zealous, professional legal representation to his/her clients in all court proceedings related to the charged offense(s); Communicates with the court, opposing counsel, probation officers, witnesses, clients and the families of clients concerning case-related issues; Maintains in-depth and updated knowledge of criminal defense trial and appellate practices and case law. Develops expertise with state sentencing guidelines, understands the ethical obligations and restrictions, and practices courtroom advocacy. Pursues all appropriate available training opportunities including local or nationally sponsored core training within the limits of funding, workload and Defender approval; Constant development of knowledge of criminal defense practices in the State of Alabama, including Circuit procedures, controlling state and federal precedent, and client protection strategies, Research and preparation of all appropriate motions and supporting documents for submission to District and Circuit courts; Prepares legal memoranda, reviews of issues, comprehensive statements of relevant facts, standards of review, and briefs complex legal and factual arguments. Consults with investigative and legal staff regarding issues relevant to the case; Analyzes reports and statements and determines relevant legal issues. Determines the need for an evidentiary hearing and prepares evidence for presentation; Performs legal research utilizing all available resources including computer-assisted legal research tools. Research includes state and federal statutes, case law, regulations, precedents, treaties, sentencing guidelines, and related subject matter. Analyzes legal decisions, opinions, rulings, memoranda and related legal materials. Compiles and summarizes substantive information on statutes, treaties and specific legal subjects, Updates research and prepares for oral presentation of evidence. Prioritizes issues, analyzes difficulties of the case and prepares responses to possible adverse arguments; and 1-4 years of trial experience, preferably criminal are required. A comprehensive knowledge of legal principles, practices, methods and techniques are required. Ability to identify and evaluate pertinent facts and regulations, policies and precedents are required. Skill and judgment in the analysis of cases and legal opinions are required. An understanding of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence are required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to work with a diverse population and be attentive to the needs of the clientele are required. The ability to maintain a professional appearance and demeanor. A proactive approach to identifying/solving problems are essential. A certificate of admission to, and good standing before, the Bar of the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama. Applicants from other jurisdictions and local law school graduates must gain admission prior to beginning work are essential. Proficiency in Spanish is highly desired.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Public Defender For Montgomery County, Alabama
P.O. Box 302598
Montgomery, AL 36130

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