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Public Defense Counsel II – Superior Court (Franklin County)
October 10, 2023 | Erin Stewart

Seeking: Public Defense Counsel II – Superior Court

The Public Defense Counsel (PDC) plans, organizes, performs, and coordinates the defense of appointed criminal or civil cases for the County. Applicants must meet the Supreme Court Standards for Indigent Defense. While pay is negotiable, it will be determined where applicant falls in standards.

Job Description

  • Researches, documents, negotiates with prosecuting attorneys, prepares briefs, and defends cases, according to current department and County practices.
  • Screens, reviews, and evaluates factual and legal basis for criminal complaints and/or cases filed to determine legal sufficiency; requests further investigation as necessary.
  • Provides legal advice and information to appointed clients using verbal presentations and written documentation. May present information before the court, the Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, or in administrative hearings.
  • Pursues self-development and continuing personal development of skills and knowledge by attending ongoing educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
  • Oversees, if necessary, the creation, development, and maintenance of systems and records including case files, lists, logs, and other recordkeeping systems utilizing computerized and manual systems that provide for proper evaluation, control, and documentation of assigned operations, according to current department and county practices.
  • Monitors, reports, interprets, communicates, and recommends changes to policy, procedures, or programs due to new trends, innovations, federal, state and local rules, laws, regulations, regulations, legislation, codes, and ordinances as they relate to the assigned area of operations.

Rate of Pay – $86,819.20 – $128,190.40

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