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ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER LEGAL SERVICES/APPELLATE WATERBURY
Defends indigent clients; advises clients of rights and responsibilities; appear with and for defendant at all court hearings; review, evaluate and determine legal motions, pleas  and other legal action on behalf of client; involved with Prosecutors in pleas negotiations and other agreements; represent allegedly mentally ill, drug addicted; juveniles and children as well as other applicants for public defense before and during hearings for commitment; order investigations and subpoenas; requests social work services; study and interpret laws, court decisions and other legal authorities; transport, quickly read, analyze and comprehend numerous files, including those related to complex cases, under tight deadlines and in crowded and noisy environment; interview witnesses; do brief, motions and other legal documents; represent clients at jury or court trials; operate a computer to write and prepare work documents; keeps up to date on developments in law practice and attends training; develops and maintains relationships with outside agencies. Performs other related duties as assigned. Appellate Unit and Innocence Project: Directs the appellate and other appeals efforts of assigned cases; presents cases to the Superior, Appellate and State Supreme Courts; performs extensive legal research; involved in extensive briefing
 
Position: ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER LEGAL SERVICES/APPELLATE WATERBURY
Organization: Division of Public Defender Services
Location: Hartford,  CT 
United States
Salary: 88,157
Posting Start Date: 6/14/2021
Date Posted: 6/14/2021
Requirements POSITION OPENING
ASSISTANT Public Defender
LEGAL SERVICES UNIT WATERBURY
june 14, 2021
*PLEASE POST AND CIRCULATE*
Applications are being accepted for the position of Assistant Public Defender for the Legal Services Unit in Waterbury.  The Legal Services Unit is responsible for representing eligible clients on direct appeal and in habeas appeals, as well as assisting the Division’s Trial Attorney’s in drafting and arguing motions, requests to charge, preserving the record for appeal, strategizing, and any other litigation support.
Qualified candidates should have five years of experience in criminal defense appellate work and must be admitted to the Connecticut Bar.
Starting Salary is $ 88,157 with full State benefits.
Application Process: Applicants must submit Employment Application, Letter of Interest, Resume, Attorney Application Supplement, Attorney Reference form and writing sample of a filed brief or motion.
Applicants interested in transfer are required to submit an updated Attorney Application Supplement, Letter of Interest, Attorney References, Resume and writing sample of a filed brief or motion.
Employment Application; Attorney Application Supplement and Attorney References can be obtained from our website: https://portal.ct.gov/OCPD/Employment/Employment-Opportunities
ALL APPLICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ONE DOCUMENT PACKAGE and submitted to Diane.Fitzpatrick@jud.ct.gov no later than June 28, 2021. 
 
 
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DPDS is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
 
Status: This listing expires on: 9/12/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Division of Public Defender Services
Address:
55 Farmington Ave 8th Floor

Hartford,  CT 06105
United States
Email:
Diane.Fitzpatrick@jud.ct.gov
Phone:
(860) 509-6432
Fax:
Contact:
DIANE FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES