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Assistant Public Defender
Responsibilities include:
  • Provides legal representation to indigent clients for bench and jury trials in     misdemeanor and juvenile courts
  • Represents indigent clients in pretrial conferences with State's Attorney and/or judges
  • Confers with clients during course of case
  • Conducts legal research and makes preparation for trial and motions
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality         
Requirements include knowledge of:
  • The principles, methods and materials of legal research
  • Court procedures and the rules of evidence
  • The application of legal principles to individual cases or problems
  • The principles, methods, materials, practices and references utilized in legal research
  • Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • County policies and procedures
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
Skill in:
  • Analyzing and organizing facts, evidence and precedents to ascertain the essential aspects of cases and to present such material in a clear and logical form
  • Conducting legal research
  • Preparing legal documents and records
  • Efficiently reacting and responding to unanticipated problems, questions and issues
  • Interpreting laws and ordinances
  • Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
  • Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations, and services of office to which assigned
Ability to:
  • Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and clients
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
  • Convey excellent oral and written communication
  • Work effectively under stress
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Work with investigators, mental health clinician and support staff to ensure best possible outcome for defendants
Please click here to apply https://www.dupageco.org/PublicDefender/Jobs/65715/
Position: Assistant Public Defender
Organization: DuPage County Public Defender
Location: Wheaton,  IL 
United States
Salary: $62,000
Posting Start Date: 1/14/2022
Date Posted: 1/14/2022
  • Graduation from an accredited School of Law
  • One to two years of relevant legal experience; which may be as a Law Clerk, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above
  • Licensed attorney in the State of Illinois
Status: This listing expires on: 4/14/2022
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DuPage County Public Defender
503 N. County Farm Road

Wheaton,  IL 60187
United States
(630) 407-8300
Melissa Buckardt