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ProfileAttorney I The candidate will be responsible for providing effective representation of counsel to indigent persons charged with the equivalent of misdemeanors in juvenile, misdemeanor, or appellate courts, or facing civil contempt, or chins/tpr proceedings. Appears in court to provide effective representation of counsel to indigent persons in civil contempt proceedings and mental health court and persons charged with committing misdemeanor criminal offenses in adult, juvenile or appellate courts. Conducts legal and factual review of the case; evaluates the legal and factual evidence for, or against, the client; engages in pretrial motion practice; and takes and defends depositions. Consults with client, interviews witnesses and consults with medical, forensic, DNA or other experts as needed to effectively represent client. Consults with prosecuting attorney to negotiate case disposition to include plea agreements and other disposition, including litigating case to the court or trying to jury. Communicates with clients through regular methods to include: telephone conversations, in person interviews, and jail consultations. Reviews and updates court files; keeps client and families updated on case progress. Delegates assignments to paralegal I and investigators, as appropriate. Must have Bachelor's degree and law degree. Should have strong verbal, written, communication and presentation skills are required along with top level interpersonal and facilitation skills. Computer knowledge a must.
Job Number: 04351
Marion County Public Defender Agency
151 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204