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Deputy Public Defender (License from ANY STATE, U.S. TERRITORY, or D.C.)
Elko County Deputy Public Defender. Practice with bar license from ANY STATE, U.S. TERRITORY, or D.C. per Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.9.
SALARY: Entry level with no prior experience is $73,332.11. Higher salary negotiable with previous experience doing criminal law or trial work.
BENEFITS: 100% Employer Paid PERS Pension Retirement. Minimal Fee for Employee Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance. Bar dues and malpractice insurance paid for by Elko County.
TRAINING: In-house training program for new attorneys. Includes mentorship with trial skills, legal knowledge, and case review. Regular Statewide training programs from the State. Local and out-of-town CLE opportunities.
  • After sufficient legal experience, attorneys are given an option to attend a nationally recognized training program. Examples include:
    • National Criminal Defense College
    • Juvenile Training Immersion Program Summer Academy
OFFICE AND COMMMUNITY: Office is located in Northeastern Rural Nevada near the picturesque Ruby Mountains with lots of opportunities for year round outdoor recreation. The Office consists of 7 attorneys, a fulltime social worker, and caseworker support staff.  
PRACTICE AREAS: The Office provides the ability to gain legal experience and knowledge in a host of legal arenas and courts. The Office provides legal representation to indigent adults in criminal proceedings from first appearance through appeals on charges ranging from misdemeanors to high level felonies. The Office also advocates for adults in child dependency matters as well as in various specialty courts. Finally, the Office represents juveniles in delinquency proceedings from detention hearings through appeals and represents youth in juvenile drug court.
Position: Deputy Public Defender (License from ANY STATE, U.S. TERRITORY, or D.C.)
Organization: Elko County Public Defender's Office
Location: Elko,  NV 
United States
Salary: $73,332.11-$ 95,681.77 DOE
Posting Start Date: 3/22/2021
Date Posted: 3/22/2021
Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited law school with a Juris Doctorate degree. The ideal candidate will possess a NV bar license. If the applicant does not currently possess a NV Bar license, they must qualify to practice law in Nevada pursuant to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.1. Must also take and successfully pass the Nevada Bar exam within 18 months of employment. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Interested applicants should fax or e-mail a cover letter, resume, references, and a completed Elko County application to the Elko County Human Resources Department.
Obtain an application and full job description at www.elkocountynv.net.
Elko County Human Services
540 Court St, Suite 105 (Physical Address)
571 Idaho St. (Mailing Address)
Elko, NV 89801
(775) 738-4375 phone
(775) 738-5984 fax
e-mail – employment@elkocountynv.net
Elko County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
In compliance with applicable laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/20/2021
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Elko County Public Defender's Office

Elko,  NV 89801
United States
(775) 738-2521
Matthew Pennell