Assistant Public Defender Juvenile Division

Knox County Public Defender

The Knox County Public Defender’s office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Public Defender in the Common Pleas Court Juvenile Division to begin approximately September 1, 2019.

Qualifications for the position include a law degree from an accredited law school and being admitted to practice in Ohio.  However, applicants who are taking the July 2019 bar exam will also be considered.

Prior experience with juvenile court proceedings is preferred but not required. The candidate who is selected will also be cross trained in order to assist the public defenders in the municipal court and the felony court. The ability to relate to indigent clients with special needs is essential. This is a full-time position, therefore, the outside practice of law is not permitted.

The starting salary will be $50,000, plus the full range of benefits including medical insurance and possibility of participating in a program to have student loans forgiven.

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

John Pyle

Knox County Public Defender

110 East High Street
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050r

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