Job Details

Chief Public Defender

Company name

Branch County Michigan

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2019

Valid Through

Jul 02,2019

Posted on

Mar 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Coldwater, MI, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Notice of Employment Opportunity
Duties : Will be responsible for staffing the Public Defender Office, creating and supervising all attorney contracts and/or attorney rosters within the contract system, ensuring that Branch County meets all constitutional and legislative requirements pertaining to the representation of indigent adults and providing a high level of indigent defense (ID) services. Supervises and directs all ID staff; monitors all ID contracts and attorney rosters for compliance; develops and implements policies and procedures for all facets of ID; directs and/or performs the department's administrative functions; and prepares the department’s annual budget.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements : The candidate should have Juris Doctor Degree with a Certificate of admittance to the State Bar of Michigan as evidence of continued good professional standing and authority to practice law throughout the state. Should have 5 years of experience in the practice of criminal defense or the equivalent, including a minimum of three years of progressively more responsible experience in the administration of legal services. 3-5 years of experience practicing law with a thorough understanding of the rules of evidence and the applicable statutes, case law and trial procedures.

Company info

Bethany Garman
Branch County Michigan
31 Division St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

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