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Contract Assistant Public Defender

Clayton County Public Defender's Office

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Contract Assistant Public Defender - Clayton Judicial Circuit

County Level Positions

Location: Clayton Judicial Circuit

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: Open until filled

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender II & III - Contract

The Clayton Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office is seeking to hire Assistant Public Defender - Contract.

Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal cases in Clayton County Superior Court. Candidates must have acquired a Juris Doctorate from an accredited college or university and must be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. Candidates must also have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position.

Assistant Public Defenders are expected to be able to effectively prepare cases for trial, zealously advocate and defend their client, seek and negotiate plea disposition and enter pleas in felony cases in Superior Court.

Under supervision of senior trial attorneys, the chosen candidate will also be responsible for maintaining a challenging caseload, remaining current on emerging law, drafting legal briefs, assisting as necessary with appeals on their cases, etc. Being bilingual is an asset, but is not required.

This is a state position with state benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ayahnia Jackson,

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