Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





Assistant Public Defender - Douglas County Government

Douglas County Government

Location: Douglasville, GA

Deadline: Open until filled

Salary: $55,440.92

Job Description and Requirements:

Assistant Public Defender for State Court

Public Defender’s Office

Assistant Public Defender for State Court

Full Time


This is a contract position.

This is professional legal work assisting the Public Defender in providing legal defense of indigents in state court and providing the constitutional guarantee of the right to counsel. The incumbent will investigate indigent defendants’ cases in preparation for disposition by the court.


  • Graduate from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctor Degree in Law
  • Member of the Georgia State Bar
  • Must have and maintain a valid United States Driver's License (Class C),a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned job duties require the use of a vehicle
  • Minimum 21 years of age

Employment is contingent on passing a mandatory Physical/Drug Screen/MVR and Background Investigation.

Salary: $55,440.92 annual, plus full benefits package

Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.

Click on the job description to access instructions on how to apply for this position.

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