Job Details

Assistant Public Defender Ii

Company name

Coweta Circuit Public Defender Office (Carroll County) .

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Nov 20, 2020

Valid Through

Mar 05, 2021

Posted on

Oct 22, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 40983 to 71720 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Carrollton, GA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
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Assistant Public Defender II
The candidate will provide competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients in the Non-Complex division of Superior Court. Will provide competent and zealous representation and advocacy to indigent clients in the Non-Complex division of Superior Court. Performs beginning level professional legal work and may assist in cases of routine complexity. Performs other related duties as required. Attends scheduled court appearances; creates new case files, inputs,and records case-related data and notes, logs case activities, and closes files; receives and reviews calendars; and coordinates with court administration, clients, witnesses, experts,and others. Represents clients in court at various stages of cases, including arraignments, preliminary and pretrial hearings, probation and sentencing, post-adjudication/post-conviction hearings, appeals or any related courtroom proceedings: negotiates at all stages on behalf of the client; prepares and argues motions; conducts jury selection, makes opening and closing statements, presents evidence, and questions witnesses; and makes appropriate objections and arguments. Reviews discovery; interviews clients in and out of custody; requests and inspects records and evidence; review criminal histories; prepares graphics and exhibits; explore alternative explanations for the alleged incident; follows up on defense leads; identifies and interviews witnesses and alibis; observes crime scenes; subpoenas witnesses and prepares them for trial; prepares clients for trial; determines the need for, procures, and interviews expert witnesses; assesses the need for psychological/psychiatric evaluation of client; anticipates legal issues; develops defense theory and case strategies. Secures and argues mitigating evidence; negotiates resolutions with assistant district attorneys; and advises clients regarding the acceptance or rejection of plea offers. Receives and reviews various documentation, including, police reports, witness statements, laboratory reports, criminal histories, defense motions, and case law updates; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation, including a variety of motions, orders, letters, notices, petitions, legal briefs, trial summaries, and departmental reports; compiles data for further processing or use in the preparation of department reports,and maintains computerized and/or hard copy records. Secures mitigating evidence for sentencing or restitution; reviews court orders and case plans; files related requests, motions,and appeals; advocates for the client; and secures additional services for the client. Argues mitigating evidence; negotiates resolutions with assistant district attorneys; and advises clients regarding the acceptance or rejection of plea offers. Researches relevant case law and interprets in relation to the facts of the case; researches the terms, procedures, or science used in other fields that may be relevant to a case; prepares briefs and motions and responses to same; writes case summaries; drafts jury charges; and makes trial notes. Develops trusting and supportive attorney-client relationship; explains and advises clients regarding their rights, the investigative and judicial process, and the advisability of alternative courses of action; provides updates regarding case status. Attends conferences, seminars, meetings,and training events relevant to the area of expertise; keeps abreast of legal changes,and participates in professional organizations. Communicates with prosecuting attorneys, judges, investigators, legal support staff, witnesses, experts, translators, client friends and family, probation officers, supervisor, government officials, other employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review the status of work, present or exchange information, provide legal counsel and interpretation, or resolve problems. Must have Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university AND license to practice law in the State of Georgia OR eligibility to sit for the next Georgia Bar examination. OR Reciprocity AND 1 year of relevant legal experience. OR 1 year of experience required at the lower level Attorney 1 (LEP020).

Additional info

Job Code: LEP021. Submit a cover letter and resume.

Company info

Dawn Broome
Coweta Circuit Public Defender Office (Carroll County) .
306 Tanner St
Carrollton, GA 30117