Assistant Public Defender

Wayne County Public Defender Office

The Public Defender Program of Wayne County is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Public Defender to commence service as soon as possible.

The position requires licensure as an attorney in the State of Ohio.

This will be a full-time position; the outside practice of law is therefore not permitted.

 Assistant Public Defenders maintain a full case load of adult clients requiring legal representation for criminal offenses.  These representations require regular client contact, research, advocacy and record keeping. Experience in misdemeanor cases and Jury trials is preferred but not mandatory.

Salary will be based upon county guidelines which makes allowance for experience.

Application shall be made on the Wayne County Employment Application Form available from the Wayne County Public Defender Program, from the Office of the County Commissioners or  and shall be sent together with resume and cover letter to:

Wayne County Public Defender Program

113 West Liberty Street

Wooster, OH   44691


Applications should be received UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED to be considered.


Wayne County is an equal opportunity employer

Posted on County bulletin boards on May 31, 2023

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