Assistant Public Defender

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Job location
902 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30809
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Augusta Public Defender's Office
Street address: 
902 Greene Street
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Job Description: The Augusta Law Office of the Public Defender is seeking to hire an Assistant Public Defender for its misdemeanor division. This attorney would primarily handle misdemeanors and ordinance violations in the State and Magistrate Courts of Richmond County, Georgia. Misdemeanor division attorneys typically transition into felony practice after a year to two years with our office.

The Augusta Law Office of the Public Defender is a Gideon’s Promise partner office and the third largest public defender’s office in Georgia with approximately 34 attorneys, 7 investigators, and 16 support staff. The attorneys and staff occupy a completely renovated historic building located in downtown Augusta, which includes a mock courtroom for training and trial preparation. By becoming a member of this office, you will be a part of a team that is dedicated to providing superior client-centered representation. In addition, you will have the opportunity to attend multiple in-office CLE seminars and training to enhance your litigation skills, evidence practice, and legal writing.


Ideal candidates will be a current member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia (or eligible to immediately waive into the Bar). However, recent law school graduates who are awaiting bar results are encouraged to apply. Applicants should exhibit a passion for serving the underserved in the community. Please explain in your cover letter why you want to work as a public defender and describe in detail any volunteer work, internship, or paid position that reflects your commitment to public defense.

To apply: 

Application Requirements: résumé, cover letter, State of Georgia Sensitive Position Employment Application

Contact Person and contact information: Isabella Levy, [email protected]

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, August 10, 2021