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Public Defender Attorney I The candidate will be responsible for conducting legal research and writing legal documents for use in litigation and for providing legal assistance to clients. Provides legal representation to all defendants, as required by the Courts. Investigates defendant's case by locating and interviewing witnesses, in order to obtain information relevant to the defense of the client. Writes briefs, motions, and other pleadings supporting case arguments to facilitate litigation process. Represents the defendant in legal proceedings including state and federal court. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school; plus one(1) year of experience in the practice of law. Must be licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201. Must be certified for D and C felonies, misdemeanors, juveniles, guardianship, mental health cases, traffic cases punishable by incarceration and all contempt proceedings punishable by incarceration. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver's license. Knowledge of state and federal laws, regulations, and precedents. Knowledge of legal research and writing techniques. Knowledge of state and federal court practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to research, analyze, interpret, and apply legislation and case related information. Ability to conduct litigation. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports.
Occasional to frequent in-state and out-of state travel may be required.
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