Job Details

Assistant Public Defender

Company name

State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 12,2019

Valid Through

Dec 26,2019

Posted on

Apr 02,2019


USD 44500 Annually


Fort Myers, FL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Assistant Public Defender
The candidate primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide highly efficient and professional representation to our clients. Duties include: accepting, researching, and preparing each case efficiently and expeditiously; advising and counseling each client regarding plea offers, client's rights and options, strategies, sentencing,appellate rights, etc.; establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with each client, family, witness, and court personnel; maintaining open lines of communications with clients and their families, witnesses, and court personnel; involving investigators, interns and other support staff appropriately; seeking assistance from experts appropriate to the case; demonstrating maturity and a professional demeanor at all times; exercising sound judgment to achieve desired results; handling emergency assignments when needed; attending and participating in training seminars, division meetings, and staffing sessions; and abide by all Public Defender policies and procedures outlined in manual including but not limited to attendance,punctuality and professional dress code. Performing other related work as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate Should have Juris Doctorate. Should have ability to: Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and staff. Use correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Follow written and oral instructions and procedures. Exhibit sound judgment and good listening skills. Plan and prepare reports, correspondence,and charts in a variety of formats. Use personal computer and general office equipment. Be extremely organized, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Maintain an effective filing system. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, legal documents and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and transcripts.

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2019.

Additional info

Requisition No: 58787

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
State of Florida Justice Administrative Commission
Post Office Box 1654
Tallahassee, FL 32317-5709