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Date Last Verified
ProfilePublic Defender I Duties: Performs entry-level professional legal work in defending indigent clients referred by the Municipal Probation Department or Municipal Court against misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor charges before the Municipal Court and occasionally before Spokane County District and Superior Courts. Prepares and conducts legal defense before the Court. Gathers evidence and conducts legal research to formulate defense against charges. Interviews clients and witnesses and may work with an investigator to ascertain case facts, and handles other details in preparation for trial. Prepares legal briefs, develops strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of the case. Negotiates resolution with prosecutors on non-trial cases. Represents client in court, examining and cross-examining witnesses. Summarizes case to jury. Confers with colleagues with specialty in area of law to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings. Performs related work as required.
Qualification and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited law school and membership in good standing in the Washington State Bar Association.
CLOSING DATE: 05/27/18 11:59 PM
City of Spokane, Washington
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201