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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Waterloo, IA

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Company name

State of Iowa - Office of the State Public Defender

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Location

Waterloo, IA

Date Last Verified

Jun 14,2018

Posted on

Jun 13,2018

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Public Defender I The candidate will negotiate plea bargains, dismissals, or other disposition of assigned cases with prosecuting attorneys. Investigates facts and prepares defense for assigned cases to determine the merits of cases and appropriate course of action. Interviews, confers and advises clients on merits of appropriate course of actions, including seeking a dismissal, plea, or trial. Locates and interviews witnesses. Conducts discovery, including depositions. Plans case strategy and prepares for trial. Will maintain appropriate communication with client about status of the case and answers client questions. May direct work of investigators consistent with internal office policies. Identifies potential legal issues to advance client's case, research applicable law, and draft appropriate motions and briefs. Prepare by typing and printing various legal documents, including written arraignments, written guilty please, motions, briefs, letters, and other documents. Maintains client case files, prepares public defender time reports to the court, and closes files consistent with office policies. Must have graduated from an accredited law school and possess a current license to practice law in the State of Iowa prior to commencing employment in positions in this job classification. Deadline: 14 June 2018.

Additional info

Position #18-02114

Company info

Larry Johnson
State of Iowa - Office of the State Public Defender
506 Insurance Exch. Bldg.
505 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2320
Phone: 515-242-6158