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Assistant Public Defender
The Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office is now accepting applications for the position of full-time Assistant Public Defender. We are an office of 73 individuals, including attorneys, social workers, investigators, intake staff, and secretaries. We handle every aspect of indigent criminal defense from juvenile delinquency to murder. Our office is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our indigent clientele who come to us with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities in order to yield better results for our clients and our office.
The Office is seeking a self-motivated individual to represent indigent clients in legal proceedings in juvenile, misdemeanor, felony, children’s services, and appellate courts at all stages of the court proceedings. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated dedication to indigent defense, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.
Position: Assistant Public Defender
Organization: Montgomery County Public Defender Office
Location: Dayton,  OH 
United States
Salary: Starting salary is $52,852
Posting Start Date: 12/14/2021
Date Posted: 12/14/2021
Requirements Job Duties:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Gather evidence for cases to formulate defense and mitigation;
  • Perform legal research, interview clients and witnesses, view crime scene, and perform any other necessary tasks in preparation for trial;
  • Prepare legal briefs, develop strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for presentation of cases;
  • Subpoena witnesses;
  • Represent clients in court (including evenings) and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government;
  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations;
  • Confer with colleagues to establish and verify the basis for legal proceedings;
  • Help other Assistant Public Defenders by participating in training sessions, offering advice, co-counseling cases, and covering cases;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Public Defender or Deputy Director.
Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.  Ongoing compliance with CLE requirements. The candidate must be admitted in good standing to practice law in the State of Ohio and maintain ongoing compliance with CLE requirements.  Admission to the Federal Bar is encouraged.  They will also exercise sound judgement and decision-making ability and be capable of handling sensitive information.
A well-qualified candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain skills in time management and organization, as well as work independently, but also be able to contribute to the team-based environment. A successful candidate is subject to a drug screen and fingerprint-based, criminal background check.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Kelli Howard at HowardK@mcohio.org.
Status: This listing expires on: 3/14/2022
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Organization Information
Montgomery County Public Defender Office
117 South Main Street
4th floor
Dayton,  OH 45422
United States
(937) 225-5572
Kelli Howard