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Attorney - Chief Public Defender - Winchester, Virginia
Virginia Defenders – Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) is seeking an experienced, dynamic criminal defense attorney to serve as the Chief Public Defender for the Winchester Public Defender Office. The VIDC is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights and dignity of clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. The Public Defender is an at-will position reporting to the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission’s Executive Director and serving at the pleasure of the Commission. A successful candidate is subject to a fingerprint based criminal background check.

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.

The Public Defender is responsible for handling a personal caseload and for the overall supervision of the office. Duties include oversight of defense team work by providing direction and guidance for case preparation, trial strategies, client contacts and communications, plea negotiation, appellate practice, and sentencing advocacy. Additional duties include ensuring that attorneys and staff receive appropriate training and continuing education, ensuring all attorneys receive and maintain certification for court appointment and fully comply with the Standards of Practice for Indigent Defense Counsel, submitting input and carefully managing the office budget, and preparing and ensuring all required administrative reports and documentation are timely submitted.
Position: Attorney - Chief Public Defender - Winchester, Virginia
Organization: Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $132,677.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 7/27/2022
Date Posted: 7/27/2022
Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D) and Virginia State Bar admission or eligibility for admission by waiver, extensive criminal defense experience, comprehensive knowledge of Virginia Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and the Standards of Practice for Indigent Defense Counsel, considerable knowledge of management principles, demonstrated ability to effectively supervise subordinate staff, actively manage employee work performance and a demonstrable commitment to quality indigent defense representation are required. Must possess the ability and desire to fully embrace technology tools and automated systems.
Preferred Qualifications
Significant experience working as an attorney in a Public Defender Office or a demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of the accused and advocating for fairness in the criminal justice system. Significant experience supervising attorneys and staff preferred.

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Status: This listing expires on: 10/25/2022
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Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
1604 Santa Rosa Road

Richmond,  VA 23229
United States
(804) 662-7249
Ashley Washington