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Public Defender Fellow - Iowa City

Company: Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Public Defender Fellow - Iowa City Print (\_bulletin.cfm?jobID=3753629=0) ApplyPublic Defender Fellow - Iowa CitySalary $55,952.00 - $85,176.00 AnnuallyLocation Iowa City - 52240 - Johnson County, IAJob TypeFull-timeAgency428 Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals Office of the State Public DefenderJob Number23-01170Closing12/11/2022 11:59 PM CentralLinkedIn Tag#LI-DNPPoint of ContactJeff Wright; 515-242-6158+ Description+ BenefitsJob Description Advocates for indigent clients in assigned cases at every stage of the criminal justice system where the local Public Defender Office has been appointed as counsel, while receiving on-the-job training as a Public Defender Fellow. Appeals and advocates in court at pre-trial hearings, bench or jury trials, sentencings, and other court hearings. Negotiates plea bargains, dismissals, or other disposition of assigned cases with prosecuting attorneys. Investigates facts and prepares defense for assigned cases to determine the merits of cases and appropriate course of action. Interviews, confers and advises clients on merits of appropriate court of actions, including seeking a dismissal, plea, or trial. Locates and interviews witnesses. Conducts discovery, including depositions. Plans case strategy and prepares for trial. Maintains appropriate communication with client about status of the case and answers client questions. May direct work of investigators consistent with internal office policies. Identifies potential legal issues to advance client's case, research applicable law, and draft appropriate motions and briefs. Prepares by typing and printing various legal documents, including written arraignments, guardian ad litem reports, waivers, written guilty pleas, motions, briefs, letters, and other documents. Maintains client case files, prepares public defender time reports to the court, and closes files consistent with office policies. The fellow will be hired pursuant to Iowa Code section 13B.12 for a term up to 2 years. This is a non-merit position with the Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals Office of the State Public Defender . Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services - Human Resources Enterprise. Minimum Qualification RequirementsApplicants must have graduated from an accredited law school and possess a current license to practice law in the State of Iowa prior to commencing employment in positions in this job classification.For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (\_and\_pay/JobClassDescriptions/PublicDefenderFellow-00629.pdf) Join Us!Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.CareerChoicesState government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.BenefitsThe state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website ( .The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (\_Beyond\_the\_Paycheck.pdf) .AgencyState of IowaAgency428 Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals Office of the State Public DefenderAddressLucas State Office Building, Fourth Floor321 E 12th StDes Moines, Iowa, 50319Website verify your email addressVerify Email

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