The City of Pasco Office of Public Defense (OPD) seeks Letters of Interest from attorneys for contract positions to provide misdemeanor public defense services for the City of Pasco (City). The City provides indigent defense services for misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. All cases are held at the Pasco Municipal Court in Pasco, WA.
OPD has an ongoing need for public defense contract positions for conflict, overflow or regular appointment misdemeanor cases. As positions are needed, candidates will be considered from a pool of candidates who have an active application with the City. To create an active application with the City, please file your Letter of Interest and resume as instructed below. Your file will remain active until the end of the current calendar year. If you would like to remain an active candidate for current or future contract positions, you will need to resubmit your Letter of Interest and resume on a calendar year basis.
- Anticipated misdemeanor caseload will be between 240-384 cases annually or 20-32 cases monthly.
- Compensation is $200 per case, as a flat fee exclusive of trial per diems (which are $300 per day). Payments for services are made monthly.
- Must be a licensed attorney in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association.
For more information, including how to apply, click here: City of Pasco Seeks Municipal Court Defense Attorney