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Yakima County Seeks Attorney III
February 18, 2020 | Alison Pagan

There is currently a position open with the Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel (Office of the Public Defender). The incumbent is responsible for providing professional legal indigent defense for clients in the District Court, Juvenile Court or Superior Court. The initial assignment is currently contemplated for the Superior Court for felony cases, but is subject to change before and after hiring.

Attorney III ($6,886 – $7,990 per month, DOQ):

The Attorney III classification is the third level in a four-level Attorney classification series used for civil, criminal prosecution and indigent defense positions. The Attorney III classification is distinguished from Attorney I and II by the greater experience required, including a significant amount of jury trial and courtroom experience, by the complexity and seriousness of cases and assignments, and by moderate to low levels of supervision, direction and/or assistance from higher level attorneys.   The Attorney III position may be assigned lead or informal supervisory responsibility.

Education and Experience: Admission to the Washington State Bar Association is required. The Attorney III requires a minimum of eight (8) years of law practice experience. Attorneys should meet the qualifications necessary to be appointed to adult Class A felonies under the standards adopted by the WA Supreme Court.

To Apply: For more information and to apply, click here: The position closes at 11:59 pm on February 21, 2020. For assistance, contact the Yakima County Human Resources Department at (509) 574-2210 or  EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability.