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Attorney - Senior Assistant Public Defender - Fredericksburg, VA
The Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (VIDC) Fredericksburg Public Defender Office has an opening for an attorney who is committed to advocating on behalf of indigent clients. The attorney will handle trial and appellate cases. The VIDC is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of our clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. The Senior Assistant Public Defender reports to the Public Defender of the Fredericksburg Office and is employed at-will.

Duties include conducting client and witness interviews, working with staff investigators to investigate cases, filing pretrial motions, and litigating motions. The attorney will be responsible for trying cases in the General District, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, and Circuit Courts, as well as identifying appropriate sentencing alternatives for clients and researching, writing, and arguing appeals before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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 - Senior Assistant Public Defender - Fredericksburg, VA
Organization: Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
Location: Richmond,  VA 
United States
Salary: $85,597.00 + State Benefits
Posting Start Date: 5/2/2023
Date Posted: 5/2/2023

Virginia State Bar admission is required. Applicants must be effective and persuasive advocates with extensive knowledge of criminal law, criminal and appellate procedures, and evidence. The qualified applicant will be well-organized and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Teamwork is highly valued in this office, and the qualified applicant will have demonstrated proficiency in working with others as a member of the criminal defense team to achieve successful outcomes for clients. Applicants must demonstrate leadership, mentorship, and management abilities, and have at least three years of experience as a criminal defense attorney. A valid driver’s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails is required. Applicants must be certified to accept appointments in felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile delinquency cases under Virginia Code § 19.2-163.03.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in a supervisory or leadership role is preferred.

To Apply go to: https://www.jobs.virginia.gov/jobs/attorney-senior-assistant-public-defender-fredericksburg-fredericksburg-virginia-united-states

Status: This listing expires on: 7/31/2023
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Virginia Indigent Defense Commission
1604 Santa Rosa Road

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