Assistant Public Advocate - Office of Public Advocacy

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Job location
900 W 5th Avenue
Suite 525
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of Public Advocacy
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Come to the Last Frontier. The Office of Public Advocacy is seeking a criminal trial attorney for its Anchorage Criminal Section. This Anchorage-based position is responsible for representing indigent criminal defendants in felony cases in the trial courts. Some travel around the State is required. The qualified candidate will have trial experience, including the ability to analyze complex fact patterns, direct investigations, analyze scientific evidence, engage in extensive motion practice and present evidence effectively in court. A Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited school is required, as well as bar licensure in Alaska or the ability to become licensed. Alaska does have reciprocity with many states. This position will be either an Attorney III or IV depending on experience.

Anchorage features over 100 miles of bike and lighted ski trails within the city limits. Outdoor activities are literally only minutes away. World-class outdoor recreational opportunities include cross-country and downhill skiing, hiking, biking, fresh and salt-water fishing, kayaking, boating, wind surfing, climbing, hunting, and dog-mushing. Anchorage also leads the state in entertainment opportunities including dining, theater, nightclubs, opera, symphony, and art. Anchorage’s central location places it within relative close proximity to most of the state’s major tourism attractions. Numerous national parks and wildlife preserves are all within close driving and flying distance, making Anchorage an ideal take-off point for wilderness excursions.

Compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement and a minimum of five weeks of paid leave. Salary range is commensurate with experience. To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected]. This position will remain open until filled with a suitable candidate; applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


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To apply: 

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$82,914.00 - $128,544.00 annually