Thurston County Public Defense is currently recruiting for one full-time Defense Attorney position. A Defense Attorney practices in either District Court, Juvenile Court, or Superior Court with moderate supervision from a higher-level defense attorney. I mmediate placement for this position will be in
S uperior Court for felony representation
consistent with Superior Court summary of duties below.
Depending upon qualifications
the successful applicant w ill be placed at a Defense Attorney II or
D efense Attorney III level
. The Defense Attorney III is distinguished from the Defense Attorney II classification by years of experience and the ability to handle a full priority felony caseload. A Defense Attorney III also assists other attorneys in matters of trial strategy, tactics and legal research and analysis, and regularly exercises independent judgment in decision-making.
- Manages a full misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor caseload. Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post-trial hearing and/or plea bargains the cases with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Also, handles miscellaneous calendar duties such as arraignment calendars, initial appearance calendars and interpreter calendars.
- Manages a full or partial caseload of A, B and C felonies. Prepares cases for trial, pre-trial and post trial hearings and /or plea bargains with the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Handles miscellaneous court hearings, including but not limited to, preliminary calendars, arraignment calendars and non-compliance calendars.
- Manages a full caseload of parents in dependency and termination cases, including representation at all statutorily required hearings, conferences and family treatment court. Performs case evaluation, additional investigation, trial/hearing preparation, settlement negotiations, motions and trials.
Other responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Reviews police reports, interviews witnesses, works with court and prosecutor to resolve cases. Appropriately utilizes non-attorney professional services.
- Reviews reports from DSHS, interviews appropriate parties, works with the Attorney General, case workers, social workers, experts, court and related court personnel to resolve cases.
- Performs a variety of legal office work, prepares appropriate legal pleadings, does necessary research, maintains required statistical information.
- Maintains accurate and complete statistical information to be use for future needs and projections.
- Performs other legal work as required.
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- Graduation from a ABA accredited school of law and must be a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
- Knowledge of all criminal rules of Washington State, techniques of interviewing and preparation and defense of all variety of criminal cases, with emphasis on lower level felonies and all misdemeanors.
- Knowledge of RCW 13.34, good communication with parents, legal custodians and guardians.
- Ability to perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence, and precedents to legal problems.
- Present law, facts, evidence and arguments clearly and logically in written and oral form.
- Work harmoniously and maintain good public relations.
OTHER POSITION RELATED INFORMATION:
For more information about this position, please contact Mia Pagnotta, (360)786-5868.
T his position is:
- NOT represented by a Union
- NOT eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Eligible for benefits
I tems required to be considered for this position:
- Letter of Interest
- Supplemental Questionnaire (Question 1)
- Applications Disclosure Form (Pursuant to RCW Section 43.43.830) (Questions 2-7)
||This listing expires on: 6/7/2020