Mitigation Specialist

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Job location
239 N. Lamar Street
Suite 601
Jackson, MS 39201
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Capital Defense Counsel Division of State Public Defender
Street address: 
239 N. Lamar Street, Suite 601
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The mitigation specialist will assist trial counsel in investigation and preparation of the penalty phase of capital murder trials where the state is seeking the death penalty.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Conduct interviews with client and work with client and his family while the case in pending.
• Obtain records regarding the client and his family including but not limited to, records related to the case and to the client’s criminal history, birth and other medical records, school records, social service agency records, juvenile court and juvenile probation/ court services records, employment records, military records, adult education records, jail/ prison/ parole/ probation records, treatment records, and other documents and items illustrating the client’s life.
• Identify, locate and interview potential penalty phase witnesses.
• Identify factors in the client’s background that require expert evaluations.
• Assist in locating appropriate experts.
• Provide background materials and information to these experts to enable them to perform competent and reliable evaluations.
• Consult with the attorney(s) regarding development of the theory of the case and strategy.
• Prepare social history reports.


Applicants should posses a master’s in social work or related field or bachelor’s degree and minimum of two years working as a death penalty mitigation specialist or similar work experience.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should send resume to André de Gruy via e-mail to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$45,000 to $59,500
Expiration date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017