Job Details

Attorney I

Company name

Georgia Public Defender Council

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 07, 2020

Valid Through

May 22, 2020

Posted on

Jun 30, 2019

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 36269 to 63470 Annually


Jesup, GA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Attorney I
The candidate will serve as Assistant Public Defender I. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Superior Court and Juvenile Courts for Glynn County. Should have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position including: preparation and presentation of cases for trial, and entering of pleas in both felony and misdemeanour cases in Superior Court. Under supervision of the supervising attorney, will also be responsible for conducting legal research, including researching precedents in cases, preparation and dissemination of complex documents, pleadings compilation, orders, etc. Under close supervision of the supervising attorney, is responsible for conducting legal research including researching precedents in cases. Prepares and disseminates complex documents; compiles and prepares subpoenas, pleadings, etc. Develops and modifies forms and procedures. Delivers legal pleadings. 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. Accepts direction and feedback from supervisors and follows through appropriately. Uses as appropriate, established channels of communication.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree 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 (must obtain Law License). A willingness to handle juvenile cases is a plus. Bilingual is a preference. Must have knowledge of statutes, court decisions, state and federal laws and regulations and departmental policy. Should have ability to: perform research and analysis; draft legal instruments, contracts, proposed legislation and legal opinions; analyze, appraise and organize facts and present such materials in clear and logical form for oral and written presentation; and determine compliance with rules and regulations.

Additional info

Job Number: LEG00MO. Submit cover letter, resume, and State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application.

Company info

Stephen E. Tillman
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30303