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Public Defender

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January 28, 2021

Chemung County Job Opening

 

Public Defender

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE INCLUDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE NYS EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM

COMPENSATION COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

The Public Defender shall represent, without charge, or by order of the Court with the consent of the defendant each indigent defendant who is charged with a crime as defined by Section 722(a) of the County Law. The Public Defender shall counsel and represent the defendant at every stage of the proceedings following his arrest and shall initiate such proceedings as in his judgment are necessary to protect the rights of accused and may, in his discretion, prosecute any appeals if, in his judgment, the facts and circumstances warrant such. In addition, the Public Defender may assign professional, technical and clerical personnel in the investigation, preparation, conduct and appeal in any court proceedings involving indigent defendants. The work is performed under guidelines provided by laws.

Requirements: Five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney in the field of criminal law. Three years of which in the aggregate mush have involved extensive court appearance in the trial of issues in such filed. Skill and experience in office administration to include the planning, development, and implementation of office policies and procedures. Eligibility for admission to practice as an attorney and counselor at law before the courts of the State of New York at the time of application for appointment. Admitted to the Bar of the State of New York at the time of appointment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,958.00 - $111,875.00 per year

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Deadline for Applying : Open until filled

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