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to indigent people accused of crimes.





Attorney - Georgia Capital Defender

State Level Position

Location:  Brunswick, GA

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline:  October 1, 2017

Job Description and Requirements:

Second Chair Attorney

The Georgia Capital Defender has an opening for an attorney in the Southeast Georgia Regional Capital Defender Office. We are accepting applications for Second Chair qualified individuals at this time. The Southeast Regional Office handles indigent capital cases predominantly in southern Georgia, but the chosen candidate must be willing and able to handle cases throughout Georgia if necessary.  All applicants must have a strong interest in death penalty defense and client-centered representation.

 Second Chair Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: 

Applicants must have at least 3 years criminal defense trial experience and be a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia or able to waive into the Georgia Bar within a reasonable time period. The Second Chair must have significant jury trial experience and have been lead or co-counsel in at least one murder or serious violent felony case to verdict. Applicant must be willing to relocate to the Savannah-Brunswick Georgia area. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel extensively. Salary comes with full state of Georgia benefits, including health insurance and state pension. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, a listing of pertinent criminal cases, 3 references, a writing sample, and a State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application to: Karin Kissiah, Regional Capital Defender, Southeast Georgia Regional Capital Defender Office, Brunswick, GA 31520 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline to submit applications is the close of business on October 1, 2017. 

The anticipated start date will be October 16, 2017 or later.


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