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10/12/2021

Attorney

Franklin County Public Defender Office

SALARY: Subject to applicants experience and Directors Discretion

DEADLINE: October 29, 2021

INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants interested in the above position, please submit your resume and cover letter to marice@franklincountyohio.gov or fax to 614-461-6470.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Representation of indigent clients, and GAL clients, in the Court of Appeals, Ohio Supreme Court, and Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court. This may include, trial court appearances, post-trial motions, post-conviction remedies, judicial release motions as well as appeals

DUTIES:

1. Represents indigent clients, and GAL clients, in appeals to the Court of Appeals, Ohio Supreme Court, and Federal Courts including the United States Supreme Court. This may include, trial court appearances, post-trial motions, post-conviction remedies, judicial release motions as well as appeals.


2. Advises clients on the legal and practical ramifications of the various steps in the criminal and juvenile justice procedures as well as makes recommendations as to children's best interests in guardian ad litem proceedings.


3. Advises trial staff on the legal strategy to be employed at all stages of a case and, along with assistance from investigators and/or law clerks, seeks out facts and circumstances surrounding the charges. Research legal questions and examines the procedures used by police and prosecuting authorities to assure that the constitutional rights of each client are not violated and, if a violation appears, performs such legal services as are necessary to assure that these rights are protected.


4. Represents clients in the appellate system, determines and utilizes the most appropriate tactics and strategy as required for each individual case. Represents clients in appeals from juvenile proceedings in the same manner.


5. Prepares all legal briefs in the Trial Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Ohio as applicable, as well as various related legal motions, memoranda, etc.


6. Maintains an ongoing knowledge of criminal law, legislative activities, current policing and prosecuting procedures and other criminal justice activities, including significant court decisions. Advises all staff about developments in the law including new court decisions and legislative changes.


7. Counsels’ clients, assisted by social workers when appropriate, about the rehabilitation process. Also advises clients of community resources and/or social agencies available to assist in reunification when parent and child are separated because of abuse, neglect, or dependency filing.


8. Performs similar and related duties, or duties as may be designated by the Unit Chief.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited school of law.

a. Must be licensed by the Supreme Court of Ohio to practice law in the State of Ohio.

2. Must have ability to effectively communicate with clients, judges, police officers, prosecutors, attorneys, and other officers, as well as caseworkers and community service providers.

3. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, including client and personnel data.

4. Extensive experience with criminal law, criminal procedure, and juvenile law.

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