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Adult Public Defender Attorney

Company: Weber County
Location: Ogden
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOVERVIEW:Works directly under the Director and various Division Chiefs of the Weber Public Defender Group (WPDG). Work will include representing indigent parties in criminal matters in justice and/or district courts as assigned. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:Perform duties as assigned by the Director, Division Chiefs and/or supervisors including, but not limited to: Interviewing clients and performing needs assessments. Setting up and reviewing case files and appropriate records. Preparing and filing pleadings and motions as may be appropriate. Negotiating cases with prosecutors.Collaborating closely with team attorneys, staff members and various agencies to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.Representing WPDG on various county and/or state committees as assigned.Serving on in-house committees and/or spearheading groups as assigned.ABOUT YOU:Education: Graduation from an accredited law school.Licensing: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Utah. We may also consider law school graduates waiting to take the Utah State bar exam in 2022.Experience: Parties of all experience levels will be considered. More important than experience is a passion for helping others, especially indigent members of our community. Relevant pre-law experience may also be considered.Skills: Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as online research programs (Westlaw) and the ability to learn and work with various client management software (Defender Data). Advanced skills in creating spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and presentations using MS Office Suite is preferred. Must have good oral communication, organizational, writing, and typing skills.Abilities: This position requires a good listener, a perceptive mind, and a desire to help. Must be willing to follow written and verbal directions and self-motivated. Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the WPDG Team, other departments and the public. YOUR SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Utah. We may also consider law school graduates waiting to take the Utah State bar exam in 2022.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, see, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer. Physical demands and work environment are that of a typical professional office and/or courtroom environment.WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work in a typical office and courtroom setting with appropriate climate controls. Periodic travel and some after-hours work required in normal course of job performance.

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Keywords: Weber County, Ogden , Adult Public Defender Attorney, Legal , Ogden, Utah

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