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Senior Trial Attorney - Danville, Virginia
Virginia Defenders – Indigent Defense Commission (IDC) is now accepting applications for the position of Senior Trial Attorney for the Danville Public Defender’s Office. The qualified candidate should be an experienced criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated commitment to protecting and defending the rights and dignity of clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. The Senior Trial Attorney will report to the Public Defender of the Danville Office and will be employed at-will.

Duties:
Duties include all phases of client representation from initial appointment through final appeal. The attorney will be responsible for trying cases, including serious felonies, in the General District, Juvenile, and Circuit Courts, as well as identifying appropriate sentencing alternatives for clients. The Senior Trial Attorney will serve as a role model for client-centered representation and collaborative office culture.

The IDC is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our workforce and staff. We encourage and welcome qualified applicants of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.
Position: Senior Trial Attorney - Danville, Virginia
Organization: Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $78,465.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 9/13/2022
Date Posted: 8/31/2022
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, Virginia State Bar member in good standing, and at least three (3) years of criminal defense experience are required for the full-time, salaried position. Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively represent clients at all stages of criminal cases. Extensive knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence is required as well as the ability to mentor and serve as a role model of effective, zealous representation. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the IDC Standards of Practice for Indigent Defense Counsel is required. A valid driver’s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails are required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior significant recent experience in representing indigent defendants in a Virginia Public Defender Office or as a Court Appointed attorney is desired.
  • Significant Jury trial experience preferred.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/29/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Address:
1604 Santa Rosa Road

Richmond,  VA 23229
United States
Email:
recruiting@vadefenders.org
Phone:
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Contact:
Ashley Washington