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Attorney - Assistant Public Defender I - Fairfax, VA
Position Description: Virginia Defenders- Indigent Defense Commission is seeking to fill an Assistant Public Defender I position that will serve our mission of protecting and defending the rights and dignity of our clients through zealous, compassionate, high- quality legal advocacy. 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. The IDC’s Fairfax Public Defender Office has an opening for an attorney who is committed to advocating on behalf of indigent clients. The attorney will handle criminal cases for adults and juveniles in various stages of litigation. The Assistant Public Defender reports to the Chief Public Defender of the Fairfax office and is employed at will. 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. 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 JOBS@vadefenders.org. Duties: 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. 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. 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.
Position: Attorney - Assistant Public Defender I - Fairfax, VA
Organization: Virginia Defenders
Location: Fairfax,  VA 
United States
Salary: $62,499.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 11/5/2021
Date Posted: 10/28/2021
Requirements Requirements: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this fulltime, salaried position. An active interest in the cause of indigent defense, criminal justice reform, and social justice. The ability to argue legal positions effectively and persuasively, as well as master subject matter and prepare cases thoroughly. The ability to learn and quickly internalize feedback is important. The ability to track and meet deadlines. The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and remain organized. A valid driver’s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails are required. Knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence is required. To apply: Click the following link: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/250017
Status: This listing expires on: 1/26/2022
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Name:
Virginia Defenders
Address:
4103 Chain Bridge Rd

Fairfax,  VA 22030
United States
Email:
aharris@vadefenders.org
Phone:
(804) 662-7249 x123
Fax:
Contact:
Amari Harris