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Assistant Public Defenders
Atascosa Area Advocates, a regional public defender’s office, is seeking an experienced Assistant Public Defender to represent the accused who have been found eligible for appointed legal counsel in the Counties of Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, and Wilson, located near San Antonio, Texas.  This position provides quality legal defense to indigent individuals charged with felony criminal offenses.  This position offers excellent training, both within the office and through external organizations.  Caseloads are limited pursuant to effective representation guidelines established by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.  The office uses a team-based approach, which provides intensive mentoring and significant experience with the full range of cases handled by the office and the opportunity for increased responsibility with increased experience.  The experienced Assistant Public Defender will have primary responsibility for felony caseloads. 
This is an exciting opportunity to be on the ground floor of a holistic, client-centered regional public defender’s office and to make a difference in clients’ lives and in the criminal justice system as a whole.  The office is forming a team of approximately 14 felony and misdemeanor Assistant Public Defenders to work together as energetic and enthusiastic advocates for indigent defendants.  
Position: Assistant Public Defenders
Organization: Atascosa Area Advocates Public Defenders Office
Location: Jourdanton,  TX 
United States
Salary: 82,000-87,000
Posting Start Date: 7/5/2023
Date Posted: 7/5/2023
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or anticipated for May 2023.
  • Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and must be in good standing with the State. 
  • At least one year of criminal law experience.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/3/2023
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Atascosa Area Advocates Public Defenders Office

Jourdanton,  TX 78026
United States
Becky James