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Attorney - Assistant Public Defender I / II - Hampton, VA
Position Description: 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 Hampton 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 I / II reports to the Chief Public Defender of the Hampton 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 / II - Hampton, VA
Organization: Virginia Defenders
Location: Hampton,  VA 
United States
Salary: $55,707 / $63,859 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 3/10/2022
Date Posted: 2/28/2022
Requirements Requirements: Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this fulltime, salaried position. All applicants must be licensed attorneys in good standing or awaiting results from the February 2022 bar exam. An active interest in the cause of indigent defense, criminal justice reform, and social justice. 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 and evidence is required. To qualify for the Assistant Public Defender II position, the applicant must have at least two (2) years of experience in public defense along with the above mentioned qualifications. To apply: Click the following link: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/271267
Status: This listing expires on: 5/29/2022
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Virginia Defenders
85 N Mallory St.
Suite 200
Hampton,  VA 23663
United States
(757) 727-4744
Matt Johnson