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Kitsap County Office of Public Defense Seeks PUBLIC DEFENDER 1
June 29, 2023 | Alison Pagan

Kitsap County’s Office of Public Defense is staffed with dedicated attorneys focused on providing client-centered representation to every individual they  represent.We have an exciting opportunity for an Attorney to join our team! 

In the Attorney 1 classification, the incumbent provides representation to indigent defendants accused of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor crimes in municipal and district courts in Kitsap County with moderate supervision from a more experienced public defender.

The ideal candidate will have general knowledge of:   Courts of limited jurisdiction and general criminal law and procedure and trial practice. Legal research methods and materials, including computerized legal research. Structure and operations of local government and its relationship to other levels of government and other public agencies.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to:  Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Gather, organize and analyze facts and the law on an issue, or in a case, and present the case in the appropriate forum. Work independently as well as part of a team. Demonstrate self-motivation and initiative. Establish and maintain constructive working relationships. Utilize a personal computer and related software packages to perform word processing, analysis, information retrieval and tracking. Have a strong sense of ethics.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.