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Assistant Public Defender

Date Last Verified

Sep 01, 2021

Valid Through

Dec 15, 2021

Posted on

Mar 21, 2021


Miami, FL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Public Defender
The candidate to provide legal representation to persons in jeopardy of losing their life or liberty who cannot afford to hire a private attorney. Responsibilities include to:preparing each case efficiently and expeditiously; preparing each case efficiently and expeditiously; advising and counseling each client; establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with each client; effective and efficient use of investigators, mitigation and placement specialists and other support staff; seeking assistance from experts appropriate to the case; demonstrating professional demeanor; exercising sound judgment to achieve desired results; and, assisting the Public Defender in carrying out his responsibilities. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. 3L applicants must successfully complete prior to graduation a law school clinic or externship in which applicant was authorized to provide direct representation in litigation to individuals or entities for academic credit. Must have bilingual skills: English/Spanish and/or English/Creole helpful. Participation in a law school trial advocacy course or litigation skills program preferred.

Additional info

Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample, all in PDF format.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office- Law Offices of the Public Defender Eleventh Judicial Circui
1320 NW 14th St.
Miami, FL 33125


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