Columbia , MO 65201
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Perform the duties of a Public Defender for City of Columbia for the Community Support Docket, who are often homeless or veterans. The goal of this docket is to match available services in the community, so that defendants are less likely to come back to municipal court. The Public Defender will protect the legal rights of the defendant while finding creative and innovative solutions that lead to more potential positive outcomes for both the defendant and society.Minimum Qualifications
Represent defendants legal rights, and assist defendants in pretrial advocacy, trials as required and post plea/sentencing obligations.
Confer with service providers, court staff and the City Prosecutor on assigned cases to seek more positive outcomes by matching clients with available services.
Appear as directed for dockets, meetings with service providers, court staff and the City Prosecutor. Work diligently and be timely to resolve all cases.
Other duties as assigned or required associated with the obligations or expansion of the Community Support Docket.
Education and Experience:
Possession of a Juris Doctorate and a valid license to practice law in Missouri.
Minimum of three years experience as a licensed attorney in the State of Missouri with experience in criminal law.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Thorough understanding of the theories and practices of Municipal law and criminal defense work.
Ability to effectively communicate with defendants and service providers, court staff and the City Prosecutor in Municipal Court.
Excellent advocacy skills and ability to utilize all information, available resources and services to maximize a clients potential for success at all stages of the Municipal Court process.Supervision Exercised
None.Starting Salary$25/hrOpen Until FilledYesDeadline to ApplyNumber of Positions Available1Notice to ApplicantsIndividuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.7235
Variable, it is expected that it will be 10-30 hours per month and may increase. Some specific hours will be required, based on the docket schedule, meetings and associated obligations.
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