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.
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:
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