Felony/Misdemeanor Public Defender

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Job location
201 E. Avenue E
Alpine, TX 79830
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Far West Texas Regional Public Defender Office
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The newly created Far West Texas Regional Public Defender Office is seeking a Felony Public Defender, to represent those too poor to hire legal counsel in Brewster, Culberson, Jeff Davis, Hudspeth and Presidio Counties primarily facing felony criminal charges. The position begins on October 1, 2017, in Alpine, Texas. Applicants must be willing to relocate to reside within the region.

This position provides a full range of legal services to indigent defendants in the assigned felony and misdemeanor cases. Primary responsibility to handle the felony case load. Additional responsibilities to assist in misdemeanor caseload, trial preparation and trials, as directed.



• Juris Doctor Degree, supplemented by no less than seven (7) years of experience involving criminal representation in state courts.
• Current active membership in the State Bar of Texas, in good standing.
• Skilled trial attorney, with a minimum of three criminal felony jury trials above state jail felony taken to verdict as first-chair, and one felony criminal appeal taken to mandate.
• Valid Texas driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle.
• Must possess the skill and ability to manage a demanding and diverse caseload assigned from the county and district criminal courts.

To apply: 

Applicants must send curriculum vitae, cover letter, references, SBOT disciplinary history, and authorization for criminal background check to [email protected], no later than August 31, 2017. Questions regarding Culberson County employment benefits should be directed to [email protected], c/o: Susana Hinojos, Culberson County Treasurer.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Compensation includes salary of $72,500 per annum, plus benefits of employment with Culberson County including health care and retirement.
Submission deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017