Perform case evaluation, preparation, and management.
Research case law and legal issues. Draft necessary motions, responses, and briefs, and argue them in court.
Conduct background investigation; interview witnesses, victims, and law enforcement officers where appropriate.
Represent clients in court for pretrial, evidentiary hearings and jury/bench trials.
Communicate case evaluation and status to client effectively and in timely manner.
Communicate effectively with judges, court staff, prosecutors, family members, witnesses, and other interested parties.
Participate in training and continuing education to remain informed of new court decisions, laws, and rules and regulations.
Prioritize and organize work to meet filing deadlines and court appearances.
Collaborate with public defender team and relevant service providers.
Supervise and delegate responsibilities to legal secretaries and investigators.
Assist in training less experienced public defenders as requested by Chief Public Defender.
Maintain legal files and records; document case evaluation and activity.
Perform any other duties as assigned.