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Assistant Public Defender

Company name

State Of North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services

Organization Type


Job Type



USD 50000


Pittsboro, NC

Date Last Verified

Jan 14,2018

Posted on

Jan 13,2018
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Public Defender The candidate will represent indigent defendants in District Court on misdemeanors, traffic offenses, driving while impaired charges, some Juvenile Court, Probation Violations and Community Resource Court. Conduct legal research; plan, develop, and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize, and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments, and evidentiary objections.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law in North Carolina in good standing. Must have a current NC Driver's License. Knowledge of Federal, State, common and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, regulatory, and common law; NC General Statutes to defend criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; and legal research methods. Skilled in strong communication, writing, interviewing, and organization. Ability to analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner; and an ability to speak, read, and understand Spanish would be a plus but not required.

Additional info

POSITION NUMBER: 60008444. Attach cover letter and résumé.

Company info

Charmaine J Leeks
State Of North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services
123 W. Main St.
Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 877-204-4442