Assistant Public Defender

Portage County Public Defender Office

An Assistant Public Defender is charged with the responsibility of representing the indigent defendant accused of criminal or civil offenses that threaten the potential loss of liberty.  A candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of criminal law, the court system, legal procedures and legal terminology.  A successful candidate should also demonstrate the ability to think logically; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; possess a dedicated work ethic; and be willing to accept the responsibilities of a demanding criminal practice and caseload.

Minimum Qualifications:
Juris Doctor Degree required.  Must be admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and demonstrate either: 1) minimum of 1-3 years of misdemeanor and felony criminal trial experience as an attorney or 2) exceptional academic achievement in law school indicative of ability to write, research, and orally advocate with a preference to those having practice experience as a certified legal intern.  Must also possess a valid Ohio driver's license.

Appointing Authority:  Portage County Public Defender
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $51,000.00

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume by Monday, December 17, 2018 by U.S. Mail or email to:
Office Manager
Portage County Public Defender's Office
209 S. Chestnut Street, Suite 400
Ravenna, OH  44266

All cover letters and resumes must be received by 4:30 on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

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