Department: Office of Public Defense
Grade/Salary Schedule: Grade 21, $95,513.60-$128,190.40
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
- Researches, documents, negotiates with processing 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 legal 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 ingoing educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
- Oversees, if necessary, the creation, development, and maintenance of systems and record 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 country 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, legislation, codes, and ordinances as they relate to the assigned area of operations.
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