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Assistant Public Defender 1 - Ross County, OH
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender is seeking an Assistant Public Defender 1 (APD 1) for our Ross County Public Defender Office. The Ross County Office provides criminal defense representation to clients who cannot otherwise afford an attorney in the municipal courts in Ross County. The APD1 position will primarily represent indigent trial-level clients facing misdemeanor criminal charges, and will also assist on work in juvenile and felony level cases. Note: the position does not involve trial-level representation in federal court and does not involve post-trial representation on direct appeal, state post-conviction, or federal habeas litigation.

Posting closes 11:59pm on Sunday 4/18/21. Interested candidates can submit their application via the careers.ohio.gov portal and the direct link to posting is here.

Position: Assistant Public Defender 1 - Ross County, OH
Organization: The Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Location: Columbus,  OH 
United States
Salary: $16.23-$46.17/hour
Posting Start Date: 4/7/2021
Date Posted: 3/10/2021

Licensed to practice law in State of Ohio pursuant to section 4705.01 of Revised Code.

Note: Temporary Certification for Practice in Legal Services, Public Defender, and Law School Programs may be accepted in lieu of License to practice law in State of Ohio pursuant to Gov. Bar R. IX of the Supreme Court of Ohio.


Knowledge of criminal law; judicial system & process in Ohio; supervision; policies & procedures of Ohio Public Defender Commission (e.g., standards promulgated*; human relations; general management*; legal counseling; interviewing; public relations. Ability to deal with many variables & determine specific action; prepare &/or review pleadings, briefs, motions & memoranda; gather collate & classify information about data, people or things; handle complex legal issues involving significant risks, personal pressure & unusual attention to detail; establish good rapport with clients & their families &/or work cooperatively with county public defenders & members of private bar; code items from one symbolic form to another; calculate fractions, decimals & percentages.

(*)Developed after employment.

Status: This listing expires on: 6/8/2021
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Organization Information
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender
250 E Broad St #1400

Columbus,  OH 43215
United States
(614) 466-5394
Elijah Kelly