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Arraignment Attorney

Company name

Allegheny County Public Defender

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 10, 2020

Valid Through

Dec 24, 2020

Posted on

Jul 26, 2020


USD 3692 Monthly


Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Arraignment Attorney
Duties: Meets with the client prior to all critical stages of the prosecution. Assures that the client's case proceeds in a timely manner. Keeps the client informed about the case and promptly responds to the client's requests for information. Prepares and files all papers necessary to effectively represent the client in a timely manner. Devotes an appropriate amount of time to maintaining a current knowledge of applicable law. Abides by all applicable codes of ethics and professional responsibility; seeks guidance on ethical issues. Performs other related duties as required or requested.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree /L.L.B. degree from an accredited law school; Existing license to practice law in PA; AND must also show 6 months of experience as one of the following: a public defender, criminal defense attorney, attorney for a public interest advocacy organization involved with the criminal justice, juvenile delinquency or mental health systems, a judicial law clerk, or an attorney with 50+ hours or 6 months of experience in an indigent pro bono project sponsored by a bar association or 501 (c)(3) organization OR as a law student, must show participation in a clinic, internship or clerkship (paid or unpaid) with any of the aforementioned entities or court of record, membership of law review, graduation in the top half of their law school class or other indication of academic excellence. A demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities and a challenging population is preferred. Knowledge of: Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rules of Appellate Procedure, Rules of Evidence and other applicable law. Ability to: Assess client situations and communicate, both orally and in writing. Work with a diverse, challenging client population. Maintain the confidentiality of client information. Maintain civility in relationships with all clients, co-workers, judges, court personnel, opposing counsel, law enforcement officers, witnesses and the general public, while zealously advocating on behalf of the client. Operate a personal computer for word processing, computerized legal research, and related functions.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Allegheny County Public Defender
542 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219