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Job Posting: 10/30/2019
Open Until Filled

Accepting Applications for the Position of Assistant Public Defender

Applicants must be currently licensed to practiced law in Illinois.

Applicants must evidence a strong interest in protecting the rights and liberties of indigent persons to whom this office is assigned. Previous prosecution or criminal defense experience preferred, but not required.

An ideal candidate would have strong client-service skills; experience working with a diverse clientele; the ability to function in a fast-paced environment; and represent indigent clients in a professional manner. Candidates should have a positive attitude; the willingness and ability to work long hours; have good research, writing, and speaking skills; and be a self-motivated, aggressive litigator, capable of working both individually and within a tight-knit team.

Duties include representing a large and challenging case load of indigent persons in all aspects of juvenile, DUI/traffic, mental health/drug court, misdemeanor, and felony cases as assigned.

Salary negotiable depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, health insurance, paid holidays, and sick time/vacation accruals. AA/EEO/ADA.

Interested persons should submit a résumé or curriculum vitae, with cover letter, and a Letter of Good-Standing from the Illinois ARDC, by mail or fax to:

Office of the Public Defender of Rock Island County
1504 3rd Avenue, 2nd Floor
Rock Island, IL 61201
Facsimile: (309) 786-9479