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Assistant Public Defender I/ Attorney
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Assistant Public Defender I/ Attorney
# Position Information

Job Description
The Richmond Office of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission seeks a dynamic, dedicated and client-centered litigator to serve as an Assistant Public Defender. The Office of the Public Defender is dedicated to protecting and defending the rights and dignity or our clients through zealous, compassionate, high-quality legal advocacy. Employees are committed to the core values of a culture of excellence, client-centered representation, tenacious advocacy and are united as a team in achieving the office's mission.
Overview of the Position:
An Assistant Public Defender combines their demonstrated dedication to the representation of indigent clients with their strong and zealous litigation skills to provide exceptional representation on behalf of all their clients. The attorney in this position is expected to work independently in managing a large active caseload while simultaneously working in a team-oriented environment focused on a client-centered approach to representation. The office is normally open from 8:30 until 5:00, Monday through Friday; however, the nature of the work often demands more than a forty-hour week. The applicant hired for this position will be employed at will.
Primary Duties:
* Comprehensive and zealous representation of indigent defendants at every stage of the criminal process.
* Ability to competently and resourcefully prepare for and manage an active caseload.
* Actively communicate with clients, team members, and other professionals for optimal client outcomes.
## Minimum Qualifications
* Demonstrated commitment to zealous and comprehensive public defense.
* Personal enthusiasm, optimism and a sense of humor.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
* Ability to work independently and effectively manage a large active caseload.
* Ability to work long hours and weekends, when needed.
* Active membership in good standing in the Virginia Bar.
* A valid driver's license and vehicle to travel to all courts and regional jails.
## Preferred Qualifications
* Criminal trial experience or exposure in Virginia.
* Proficiency in Spanish is an advantage, but is not required.
* Certification by the VIDC, to represent clients charged with misdemeanor offenses.
## Special Requirements
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a fingerprint-based criminal background check, verification of employment history and reference verifications.
Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. The VIDC does not sponsor employment visas. Sponsors includes H-1B or any other employment-based immigration cases or visa statuses.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. VIDC does not accept "see resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Applications should include complete work and salary history, contact information for all current and prior employers, reasons for leaving all prior employment and explanations for any periods of unemployment. Blank fields in the application are considered incomplete applications and will be disqualified.
You will receive a confirmation number once your application has been successfully submitted. Edits cannot be made to the application once you have received a confirmation number. Phone calls are not accepted regarding an inquiry to the status of an application. Please refer to RMS for status updates.
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*Working Title:* Assistant Public Defender I/ Attorney
*Role Title:* Non-Classified
*Job Open Date:* 04/16/2018
*Job Close Date:* 04/21/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $51,634
*Agency:* Indigent Defense Commission (848)
*Agency Website:*
*Location:* Richmond (City) - 760
*Position Number:* 30625
*Job Posting Number:* 1036781
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* Yes
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* UG

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