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ProfileAttorney Conflict Public Defender Part Time The candidate will reports to the Public Defender Director and is separate from, and independent of, the eleven regional offices, and local offices. Regional Offices identify conflicts and refer cases to the Conflict Defender Division Office. Will primarily be responsible for representing indigent clients in dependent/neglect matters.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be knowledgeable of legal and court policies, procedures, practices, terminology and systems; state and federal laws; rules and regulations; principles and practices of law enforcement. Must have verbal and written communication, negotiation, problem-solving and decision-making skills; must be self-motivated, flexible, and client-oriented; capable of spotting and framing issues to advance the client’s interests. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, the public, witnesses, judges/ court personnel, and law enforcement/prosecution personnel. Must have a JD from an ABA accredited law school. Should have experience representing clients in dependent/neglect cases who have a strong desire to work in indigent defense. Must be licensed to practice in Montana on date of hire.