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Assistant Public Defender

Company name

CNMI Office of the Public Defender

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Date Last Verified

Jan 31, 2020

Valid Through

May 15, 2020

Posted on

Dec 27, 2019


Saipan, MP, United States

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Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Public Defender
Duties: Handle all aspects of criminal defense with an emphasis on bench and jury trials in misdemeanor and felony cases with some writing and arguing appeals. Represent clients at preliminary matters such as bail hearings, Gerstein hearings,
Rule 5 hearings, preliminary hearings and arraignments. Prepare and argue pretrial motions such as suppression and evidentiary motions as well as post-conviction motions. Represent clients at status conferences, change of plea hearings, trials and sentencing hearings. Conduct investigations and interview witnesses. Give legal advice to clients. Negotiate with opposing counsel. Writing and arguing appeals in the Supreme court. Focus on jury trials, bench trials, an extensive motion practice with some appellate work possible.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must possess a JD degree from an ABA accredited law school and be admitted to practice law in a state or territory in good standing such that is eligible for a 4 year temporary admittance to the CNMI Bar Association and at least three years of criminal experience with good legal writing and research skills.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples.

Company info

Doug Hartig
CNMI Office of the Public Defender
P.O. Box 10007
Saipan, MP 96950
Fax: 670-234-1009