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Attorney - Assistant Public Defender II - Newport News, VA
<div class="field-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background: rgb(246, 245, 240); font-weight: bold; font-family: &quot;Droid Serif&quot;, serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Position Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background: rgb(246, 245, 240); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif;"> <div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Virginia Defenders- Indigent Defense Commission is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender II position that will serve our mission of protecting and defending the rights and dignity of our clients through zealous, compassionate, high- quality legal advocacy.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">The Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) is excited to announce this opportunity to be on the front lines of what many consider to be the modern-day Civil Rights Movement-criminal justice and justice reform. This is a unique platform to develop and pursue social change and impact the lives of clients.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">The IDC&rsquo;s Newport News Public Defender Office has an opening for an attorney who is committed to advocating on behalf of indigent clients. The attorney will handle trial and appellate cases. The Assistant Public Defender reports to the Chief Public Defender of the Newport News office and is employed at will.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">The Assistant Public Defender must have compassion for our indigent clients, excellent legal skills, the ability to spot and anticipate legal issues, the ability to write, edit and review motions and briefs, and the ability to make sound legal arguments in a courtroom setting. This position requires the ability to work independently and collaboratively.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">If you are interested in applying and joining our mission, please complete an application. If you have specific questions related to applying, please contact us at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:JOBS@vadefenders.org" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; color: rgb(27, 70, 135);">JOBS@vadefenders.org</a>.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Duties:<br style="box-sizing: border-box;" /> Duties include conducting client and witness interviews, working with staff investigators to investigate cases, filing pretrial motions and post-trial motions, litigating motions, and noticing appropriate appealable issues. The attorney will be responsible for trying cases in the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts, as well as identifying appropriate sentencing alternatives for clients and researching, writing, and arguing appeals before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Virginia. The attorney is expected to see clients in jail in a timely manner and communicate regularly with the client, family members, and other approved parties.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">The IDC is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our workforce. We encourage and welcome qualified applicants of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.</p> </div> </div>
Position: Attorney - Assistant Public Defender II - Newport News, VA
Organization: Virginia Defenders
Location: Newport News,  VA 
United States
Salary: $63,859.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 9/10/2021
Date Posted: 8/9/2021
Requirements <div class="field field-name-field-requirements field-type-text-long field-label-above" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background: rgb(246, 245, 240); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif;"> <div class="field-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-family: &quot;Droid Serif&quot;, serif;">Requirements:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"> <div class="field-item even" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this fulltime, salaried position. At least two years criminal defense experience required. Knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence is required along with experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications and skills in keyboarding. The qualified candidate must have the ability to argue legal positions effectively and persuasively, as well as master subject matter and prepare cases thoroughly. The ability to learn and accept constructive criticism is important as well as the ability to respond quickly and effectively in addressing issues and questions. The qualified applicant will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing as well as the ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and remain organized. A valid driver&rsquo;s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails are required.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-to-apply field-type-text-long field-label-above" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; background: rgb(246, 245, 240); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, sans-serif;"> <div class="field-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; font-weight: bold; font-family: &quot;Droid Serif&quot;, serif;">To apply:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"> <div class="field-item even" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 23px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Click the following link:&nbsp;<a href="https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/237138" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent; color: rgb(27, 70, 135);">https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/237138</a></p> </div> </div> </div>
Status: This listing expires on: 11/7/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Virginia Defenders
Address:
2600 Washington Ave
Suite 200
Newport News,  VA 23607
United States
Email:
ewebb@vadefenders.org
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Edward Webb