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ProfileAssistant Public Defender The candidate should have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense, strong and zealous litigation skills, the ability to work independently managing a large and active caseload while simultaneously working with a team of dedicated public defenders focused on client-centered representation. Should have Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law in North Carolina. The candidate with experience in criminal district and/or criminal superior court trials is helpful. Spanish language fluency a plus. Should have knowledge of: Federal, State, common, and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, regulatory, and common law; NC General Statutes to defend criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; and legal research methods. Must have skills in: strong communication, writing, interviewing, and organization. Should have ability to: analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; conduct legal research; plan, develop and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments, and evidentiary objections; and express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner. Will be holding interviews for selected applicants in mid-August 2018, for one (1) entry level position starting in early September 2018 and possibly a second entry level position starting later in the year. Closing Date: 08/14/18 5:00 PM Eastern Time.
Position #2018-05217. Send cover letter and résumé.
Guilford County Public Defender's Office
P.O. Box 2368
201 S. Eugene Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-2368