Assistant Public Defender Positions--Toledo Legal Aid Society

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Organization information
Organization name: 
Toledo Legal Aid Society
Street address: 
555 North Erie Street, Suite 248
City: 
Toledo
State: 
Ohio
ZIP: 
43604
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Multiple Assistant Public Defender positions available.

Position Title: Assistant Public Defender (Two positions)
Division: Toledo Municipal Court
Description: This Assistant Public Defender will represent indigent defendants on misdemeanor charges in the Toledo Municipal Court. This attorney will be assigned to a judge and will have a trial docket on three mornings per week. In addition, this attorney will reserve a minimum of one morning or afternoon per week to meet with clients, to review videos and other discovery, to visit clients at the jail, and to complete other necessary tasks. This attorney will follow the TMC rotation and will have additional responsibilities when the judge is assigned to an arraignment docket or during Duties Week. Additional time may be required for trials or hearings if they are scheduled outside of the regularly scheduled criminal dockets.
(Assistant Public Defenders may maintain a private practice but may not accept court appointed cases in criminal, traffic, or delinquency matters in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas or in a municipal court located in Lucas County, Ohio)
Salary: $33,000.00, plus health insurance and other benefits.

Position Title: Assistant Public Defender (FLOAT)
Division: Toledo Municipal Court
Description: An Assistant Public Defender (FLOAT) provides representation for indigent defendants that have been charged with criminal offenses, traffic offenses, or probation violations. This attorney will be assigned to work on four (4) blocks of dockets each week. This position is different from Assistant Public Defender positions that are assigned to a particular judge or courtroom. This position requires the Assistant Public Defender (FLOAT) to “float” to one, or more, courtrooms, as needed, on any given day in support of the Assistant Public Defenders that are assigned to a particular courtroom or judge. To be clear, it is anticipated that an Assistant Public Defender (FLOAT) may provide representation to our clients in more than one courtroom during a single morning block.
(Assistant Public Defenders may maintain a private practice but may not accept court appointed cases in criminal, traffic, or delinquency matters in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas or in a municipal court located in Lucas County, Ohio)
Salary: $33,000.00, plus health insurance and other benefits.

Position Title: Assistant Public Defender (Juvenile)
Division: Juvenile Court
Description: An Assistant Public Defender (Juvenile) provides representation at detention hearings, arraignments, pretrials, trials, probation violation hearings, and other court events for juveniles that have been charged with delinquency offenses, probation violations, and other matters in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division. You will be assigned to work on four (4) blocks of dockets each week.
(Assistant Public Defenders may maintain a private practice but may not accept court appointed cases in criminal, traffic, and delinquency matters in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas or a municipal court located in Lucas County, Ohio)
Salary: $33,000.00, plus health insurance and other benefits.

Position Title: Assistant Public Defender (Drug Court)
Division: Lucas County Court of Common Pleas (Drug Court)
Description: An Assistant Public Defender (Drug Court) represents clients that have been accepted into the Drug Court of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. This attorney will participate in all team meetings; advocate for fair and equal treatment of our clients; attend all court proceedings; participate as a Drug Court team member; commit him or herself to the program mission & goals and work as a full partner to ensure the success of our clients. In addition, this attorney will devote a minimum of one morning or afternoon per week to meet with new clients and to assist all clients in addressing issues or hurdles that he or she may face, as appropriate.
(Assistant Public Defenders may maintain a private practice but may not accept court appointed cases in criminal, traffic, or delinquency matters in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas or in a municipal court located in Lucas County, Ohio)
Compensation: $33,000.00, plus health insurance and other benefits.

Requirements: 

Toledo Legal Aid Society provides high quality legal representation to indigent persons that are charged with the commission of criminal, traffic, or delinquency offenses for which the penalty includes the potential for loss of liberty.

Qualifications:
Candidates for the Assistant Public Defender positions must be licensed and in good standing with the Ohio Supreme Court.

A successful candidate will devote the time necessary to provide high quality representation to indigent clients and to comply with performance standards. Assistant Public Defenders must have the experience required and listed in Ohio Administrative Code 120-1-10 and must adhere to the workload standards referenced in 120-1-07. The services shall be provided in a professional, skilled manner consistent with Chapter 120 of the Ohio Revised Code; Chapter 120 of the Ohio Administrative Code; the Canons of Ethics for attorneys in Ohio, and case law and applicable court rules defining the duties of counsel and the rights of defendants in criminal cases.

A successful candidate must have the ability to make regularly scheduled court appearances; conduct case evaluation, investigation, and preparation including, but not limited to, witness interviews, legal research, and motion preparation. Additionally, the candidate must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prosecutors, judges, other professionals, clients, and the general public. Further, the candidate must have the ability to manage a high volume caseload while maintaining adequate levels of communication and attention to individual clients and must possess excellent knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure, and the Rules of Evidence.

To apply: 

Send resume and cover letter electronically, by March 6, 2020, to:

Email: To[email protected]
Subject: Attorney Positions

Notes: 
We strive to create an environment that is welcoming to all individuals and we encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants, including diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability.
Submission deadline: 
Friday, March 6, 2020