The role of the Tribal Advocate is similar, but not identical to, a public defender in the state court system. The Tribal Advocate is a solo practitioner and represents indigent Native and non-Native defendants in Swinomish Tribal Court. Swinomish public defense aspires to restorative justice for each criminal defendant and pursues a better way of realizing public safety and community wholeness. Swinomish seeks a motivated and passionate criminal defense attorney with a deep commitment to the rights of individuals charged with a crime. The Tribal Advocate shall maintain a client-centered practice and fully advise each client regarding the legal and factual issues in their case to achieve an informed disposition through motion, trial, or plea. Client-centered representation shall include representation for appellate, post-conviction, and probation matters associated with a criminal case.
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