Public Defender Assistant Grade II

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Public Defender Assistant Grade II
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: Until Filled
Price: N/A
Salary: $65,672 - $71,762 annually
Agency/Dept.: Public Defender's Office

Description of Duties

This position, located at the Monroe County Public Defender's Office, is responsible for high quality legal representation of indigent defendants entitled to public defense.  Employees are assigned to criminal court.  Duties involve investigating and preparing court cases, interviewing clients and related persons, and appearing in court on a regular basis.   Employees will handle hearings, trials, negotiations, pleas and sentences.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Special Assistant Public Defender or other higher level staff member.  Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this class.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

  1. The Public Defender Assistant Grade II shall be an attorney duly licensed to practice law in the State of New York and admitted to practice in all courts within the scope of the plan.
  2. The Public Defender Assistant Grade II must have an ability to work with the judges, lawyers, court administrators, other persons within the court system, and court officials.
  3. The Public Defender Assistant Grade II shall have a commitment to providing high quality defense to clients.

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