Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.

 

 

 

 

Client by Client Conflict Attorneys

Location: Multiple Locations in Georgia

The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC) seeks qualified attorneys willing to accept assigned cases on an ad hoc basis for indigent defendants where the local public defender office has declared a conflict of interest. There is a need for attorneys throughout the State of Georgia. These attorneys must be willing to accept assigned cases for standard flat rates and must possess the following qualifications:

  • Be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia;
  • Be willing to accept all assigned cases in Juvenile and/or Superior Court in a designated geographic area;
  • Be willing and able to provide competent, zealous, and effective advocacy and representation on behalf of clients through the course of the final disposition of their case, including through jury trial;
  • Have experience in criminal trial litigation;
  • Have a law practice with necessary support which allows the contractor the requisite time and energy to devote to the zealous representation of assigned clients;
  • Be prepared to accept cases upon notification from GPDC State Level Services Division via email

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter summarizing experience and their judicial circuits of interest along with a resume to Jim Stokes, Director, State Level Services, GPDC to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the words ‘Interested Conflict Attorney’ placed in the subject line of the email.

No phone calls please.

Immediate Need For Private Practice Attorney

Location:  Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) has an IMMEDIATE need for a private practice attorney to accept the reassignment of a substantial client list primarily in the Mountain Circuit, but also including the Enotah and Northern Circuits. The ideal candidate would be an experienced criminal defense lawyer with long term plans to remain in private practice. The attorney would also be willing to accept new clients in the region and to either have or be willing to establish a local office. Two or more separate law firms may be ideal.

 All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to the attention of Jim Stokes, Director, State Level Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the terms "Interested Conflict Attorney-Northeast Georgia" placed in the Subject line of the email.  No phone calls please.  

 The Metro Conflict Defender (MCD) division of the Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) has an IMMEDIATE need for a criminal defense attorney (preferably 1 or more years of extensive criminal law experience) to work in the Non-Complex/Felony Fast Track Division as a contract attorney. The assignment includes but is not limited to all phases of criminal felony litigation from representing indigent clients at preliminary hearings, bond hearings, motions as well as trials. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of  one year experience as a criminal lawyer (possible former prosecutor considered) and has a strong desire to provide excellent service as counsel to indigent defendants as a contract attorney.  This position has significant client interaction as well as significant in-court time.

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Dennis C. Francis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the terms "INTERESTED ATTORNEY-METRO CONFLICT DEFENDER CONTRACT" placed in the Subject line of the email. No phone calls please.  

 

Appellate Contract Attorneys

Location: multiple throughout Georgia

The Georgia Public Defender Council (GPDC) seeks qualified candidates to serve on a contractual and ad hoc basis in the representation of indigent clients from their motions for new trial through direct appeal from criminal convictions. Positions are available in the various judicial circuits in Georgia, with attorneys especially sought in the southern Georgia geographic area. Candidates for these opportunities must:

  • Be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia;
  • Be both personally and professionally willing to provide competent, zealous and effective advocacy and representation on behalf of clients through the end of their direct appeal;
  • Either (i) have at least three years of prior experience in handling criminal cases including criminal appeals; or (ii) be a licensed attorney for five years; or (iii) be supervised by a lawyer, with at least three years of prior experience in handling criminal cases including criminal appeals or has been a licensed attorney for at least five years.
  • Be able to certify in writing that they have not been subject to disciplinary findings by the State Bar or other court or agency in the previous five years.
  • Be available to participate in a training program organized and produced by the GPDSC.
  • Affirm in writing that the attorney will (i) provide for the allotted time; (ii) not accept additional work that prevents the Contract Attorney from devoting that amount of time to the case or cases accepted.

Interested applicants must submit:

  • A cover letter and resume detailing the nature of the prior criminal experience, the nature of the work that qualifies them for the contract and the judicial circuits of interest;
  • A writing sample of the applicant’s written work no more than 15 pages; and
  • The contact information for three references who have reviewed applicant’s work.

by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the words “Interested Appellate Attorney” placed in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.