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Entry Level Assistant Public Defender or Legal Trainee
                 Office of the Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit

-- To apply, complete the online application process through the People First advertisement, linked here

This advertisement may be used to fill positions in our Leon County and Gadsden County office locations.

The Office of Second Judicial Circuit Public Defender Jessica J. Yeary is accepting applications for a trial division criminal defense attorney.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibility of assistant public defenders is to provide effective and professional representation to people charged with criminal offenses.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Allison Loven, 850-606-1082 or allison.loven@flpd2.com. Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
 
Position: Entry Level Assistant Public Defender or Legal Trainee
Organization: Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary, Second Judicial Circuit of Florida
Location: Tallahassee,  FL 
United States
Salary: $35,000.00 (Legal Trainee); $50,000.00 (APD)
Posting Start Date: 1/10/2022
Date Posted: 6/22/2022
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS
  • Applicants must be a member in good standing with the Florida Bar. 
  • Applicants who have completed the Florida Bar examination and are awaiting results  will also be considered. If hired prior to receiving bar results, this position, a "Legal Trainee", has a starting salary of $35,000.00. Upon being sworn into the Florida Bar, annual salary will increase to $50,000.00 along with promotion to an Assistant Public Defender position. Legal Trainee candidates must provide a copy of their Registrant Clearance from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.  
 
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE 
  • Juris Doctorate 
  • Legal Trainee candidates must provide a copy of their Registrant Clearance from the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Additional documentation will be required upon hire.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/20/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Office of the Public Defender, Jessica J. Yeary, Second Judicial Circuit of Florida
Address:
301 S. Monroe Street, Suite 401

Tallahassee,  FL 32301
United States
Email:
allison.loven@flpd2.com
Phone:
(850) 606-1082
Fax:
Contact:
Allison Loven