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to indigent people accused of crimes.





Assistant Public Defender - Paulding Judicial Circuit

State Level Position

Location: Paulding Judicial Circuit

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: March 1, 2017 or (until position is filled) 

Job Description and Requirements: 

Assistant Public Defendeer I

The Paulding Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender I position. Primary duties include representing indigent clients with criminal case(s) in Superior Court and Juvenile Courts of Paulding County. Applicants must meet the qualifications and have the necessary skills to perform the job duties and responsibilities for the position, including but not limited to, preparation and presentation of trial cases, entering pleas in both felony and misdemeanor cases in Superior Court. Under supervision of the supervising attorney, the chosen candidate will also be responsible for conducting legal research, including researching precedents in cases, preparation and dissemination of complex documents, pleadings compilation, orders, etc. A willingness to handle juvenile cases is a plus. Although not a requirement, preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual. Applicants must be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017 or until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to Thomas V. Driggers, Circuit Public Defender, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a copy to Rhonda Franklin, Administrative Assistant, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Contact Human Resources

Human Resources Manager
Georgia Public Defender Council
104 Marietta Street, Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-795-2440
Toll free: 800-676-4432