Assistant Public Defender

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Job location
1501 Campbell Ave
Jourdanton, TX 78026
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Atascosa Area Advocates Public Defenders Office
Street address: 
1501 Campbell Ave
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Atascosa Area Advocates, a regional public defender’s office, is seeking an experienced Assistant Public Defender to represent the accused who have been found eligible for appointed legal counsel in the Counties of Atascosa, Frio, Karnes, and Wilson, located near San Antonio, Texas. This position provides quality legal defense to indigent individuals charged with felony criminal offenses. This position offers excellent training, both within the office and through external organizations. Caseloads are limited pursuant to effective representation guidelines established by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. The office uses a team-based approach, which provides intensive mentoring and significant experience with the full range of cases handled by the office and the opportunity for increased responsibility with increased experience. The experienced Assistant Public Defender will have primary responsibility for felony caseloads.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school or anticipated for May 2023.
• Licensed by the State Bar of Texas and must be in good standing with the State Bar.
• Valid Texas driver’s license and reliable transportation.

To apply: 

please submit resume and cover letter via email to Chief Public Defender Becky James at [email protected];

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Submission deadline: 
Monday, January 1, 2024