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Public Defender 2

To provide professional legal services for the Law Offices of the Public Defender in representing juvenile and adult indigent clients in areas of litigation, appeal, counsel, research and analysis.
 

 

Essential Functions

 

  • Attorneys at this level will handle a variety of misdemeanors and may assist in juvenile cases and youthful offender cases. 
  • May assist higher level attorneys with complex cases. 
  • Work is performed under the direction, guidance and supervision from more experienced colleagues and supervisor/manager.
  • Will conduct plea bargaining when appropriate with District Attorneys and other parties to establish agreements to resolve cases.
  • Will attend seminars, training classes and review current professional literature to maintain and develop professional skills and knowledge.
  • Drafts/reviews, proposes and prepares reports and legal documents.
  • Performs related and other duties as assigned.
Position: Public Defender 2
Organization: Law Offices of The Public Defender
Location: Las Cruses,  NM 
United States
Salary: $53,996.80 - $120,161.60 Annually
Posting Start Date: 1/31/2019
Date Posted: 1/31/2019
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

 

License to practice law in New Mexico, or eligible for a limited license issued by NM Supreme Court.
 

 

Employment Requirements

 

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Collective Bargaining: This position may be covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

Default FLSA: Exempt.

Geographic Pay Differential: This position may qualify for Geographic Pay Differential. Please refer to the LOPD website, Geographic Differential, for more information.

The Law Offices of the Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political affiliation or religion, mental or physical disability, or serious medical condition.

This job advertisement may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

All applications must be submitted online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lopdnm/jobs/2339019/public-defender-2
Status: This listing expires on: 5/1/2019
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Organization Information
Name:
Law Offices of The Public Defender
Address:
506 S. Main Street, Suite 700

Las Cruses,  NM 87102
United States
Email:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lopdnm?
Phone:
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Contact:
Cassandra Montoya

NAPD News

December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.
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July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 
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January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE
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