Mitigation Investigation Specialist

Ohio Public Defender Office

You will conduct and/or lead mitigation investigation through psycho-social field investigation in the trial, post-conviction, federal habeas and clemency phase of capital cases, and conduct mitigation investigation for non-capital cases, juvenile de facto life sentences, and juvenile transfer cases. You will also conduct fact investigations on trial and post-trial litigation, and conduct and/or act as lead on complex and specialized criminal investigations on felony, capital and juvenile cases at the trial, post-conviction, and federal levels as well as at clemency. And, you will synthesize information gathered in investigations and recommend how to develop and present themes and theories to courts. The Mitigation Investigation Specialist position plays a key role in providing quality client-centered investigation services as a member of the Mitigation and Investigation Department. The mission of the Department is to provide a thorough investigation in an ethical and honest manner, in order to ensure quality representation of indigent clients. You will join a team of eleven investigators and work both independently and with a team, regularly interacting with other department members, attorneys, core support staff, and with clients, witnesses, and experts.

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