Assistant Public Defender (District 38 - Gaston County)

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Job location
Gastonia, NC
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
North Carolina Indigent Defense Services
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

The Office of the Public Defender, District 38, seeks a qualified individual to serve as an Assistant Public Defender. This is a District Court position. No experience required. The selected candidate will represent indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in District Court.


Knowledge of: Federal, State, common and constitutional law; judicial procedures and rules of evidence; case, statutory, regulatory and common law; NC General Statutes to defend criminal cases; judicial and quasi-judicial procedures; and legal research methods.

Skills in: strong communication, writing, interviewing, and organization.

Ability to: analyze facts, laws, rules, regulations, interpretations, and related written documents and apply applicable law to those facts; conduct legal research; plan, develop and execute an effective litigation strategy to achieve desired results; prepare, organize and conduct witness examinations; deliver opening statements, closing arguments, and evidentiary objections; and express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear and concise manner.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school and an active license to practice law in North Carolina.

Spanish language fluency a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
$52,278.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, February 4, 2024