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Assistant Public Defender I The candidate provides support and assistance to supervising attorney on a variety of legal matters. Responds to requests for information and provides answers, opinions, and recommendations regarding legal issues. Researches for the staff on all matters affected by applicable laws and regulations and of legal ramification. Responds to inquiries regarding legal determinations and disseminates written response or reports to interested parties. Reviews subpoenas, court orders, affidavits, and other legal documents in order to inform staff. Assists in the preparation and coordination of cases prior to and during court trials and subsequent appeals. Assists in legal research; analyze statutes, case law, and other relevant information in aid of the development of case strategies. In conjunction with supervising attorney, prepares petitions, briefs, motions and other legal instruments, reports, and correspondence for both litigation and mitigation phases. Participates in the preparation and coordination of cases prior to and during court trials. Gathers information, identifies and reviews facts and issues in the preparation for trials. Gathers documents, prepares exhibits and other necessary items for court. Prepares legal documents, reports, and statements in connection with litigation/mitigation. Complies with continuing requirements to improve effectiveness. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature as well as attending related and mandatory seminars and/or conferences. Applies pertinent new knowledge to performance and other responsibilities. Accepts and carries out responsibility for personal growth. Attends professional education programs/seminars as mandated by law. Incorporates knowledge of pertinent new trends and developments in the field into the performance of responsibilities. Interacts with all levels of state government in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation, and contributes to excellent performance. Treats all customers fairly, giving no one preferential treatment. Communicates accurate information to all other customers in a professional and courteous manner that conveys a willingness to assist. Accepts direction and feedback from supervisors and follows through appropriately. Uses as appropriate, established channels of communication. Knowledge of statutes, court decisions, state and federal laws and regulations and departmental policy is needed. Ability to draft legal instruments, contracts, proposed legislation and legal opinions is essential.
Job Code: LEP020
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