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Assistant Conflict Counsel

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Company York County, PA Location York, PA, United States




Min 2 yrs required



Sep 22, 2022

Jan 05, 2023

Jan 12, 2021


Assistant Conflict Counsel
The candidate will be responsible for representing those defendants who cannot be represented by the Public Defender's Office in a competent and effective manner throughout all stages of criminal proceedings.Evaluate the merits of each assigned case and screen cases for potential pre-trial litigation, possible resolutions, and other issues. Advise clients of all options available to them including, diversionary programs, treatment courts, guilty plea, trial, sentencing guidelines, sentencing options and any other matters pertaining to their case and defence. Possess working knowledge of the Criminal Justice System including, the Crimes Code, the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, the Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure, the Juvenile Act, Post Conviction Relief Act, Appellate Procedures, Sentencing Guidelines well as other matters pertaining to the representation of Conflict Office clients such as the Mental Health Procedures Act, Protection from Abuse Act, the Domestic Relations Act. Conduct adult criminal matters including but not limited to: Preliminary Hearings, Pre-trial hearings, bench and jury trials, Post sentence hearings, oral argument, Summary Trials, summary conviction appeals, indirect criminal contempt hearings, probation and parole violation hearings, Post-Conviction Relief Act hearings, current business matters, bench warrant hearings, Bail hearings, and other matters pertaining to the representation of adult conflict clients. Conduct juvenile matters, including but not limited to: Juvenile Detention Hearings, Juvenile Adjudication Hearings, Juvenile Review Hearings, Juvenile Dependency Hearings and other matters pertaining to the representation of juvenile conflict clients. Interview clients and witnesses in the office, at the prison, juvenile detention centres or placements, Magisterial District Courts, hospitals, police stations and other places as necessary. Conduct legal research as required to remain up to date on the state of Pennsylvania Law and competently represent clients. Draft, timely file and argue motions and briefs for adult and juvenile conflict clients in the York County Court of Common Pleas. Draft, file, and argue appeals and briefs with the Pennsylvania Superior and Supreme Courts as well as the Commonwealth Court for adult and juvenile conflict clients. Comply with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. Maintain good standing with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Possess excellent trial, writing, communication, and public speaking skills or the ability to develop those skills. Assist in the orientation and training of all new Assistant Conflict Counsel.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a law degree. Must be admitted to practice law and fully licensed to practice in state. Must have good legal writing skills. Must have good verbal presentation skills. Must comply with mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements. Must be familiar with PA. Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure, sentencing Guidelines, Mental Health Procedures Act, Protection from Abuse Act, Domestic Relations, Diagnostic and Statistics Manual IV, Controlled Substance, Dangerous Device, Cosmetic Act, Crimes Code and the Juvenile Act. Should possess superior analytic skills, excellent communication skills and possess the ability to conduct legal research.

USD 60000 Annually
Company info

Hiring Coordinator
York County, PA
45 North George Street
3rd Floor
York, PA 17401

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