Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.





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.

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Human Resources Manager
104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440
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