“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to the assistance of counsel for his defense.” – U.S. Constitution, Amendment VI

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council

County Positions


Position:        Attorney I
Location:       Henry County (Flint Judicial District)

Henry County is accepting applications for the position of Attorney I in the Public Defender’s office. This position is responsible for representing defendants who qualify and who have been criminally charged with a felony offense in the Flint Circuit, Judicial District in Georgia. Essential duties include: Interviewing clients; contacts, arresting officer to discuss his/her arrest, findings and what evidence against the client; conducts a preliminary hearing to determine further information from police officer and/or witnesses; negotiates bonds; attends all court proceedings, motions, and arraignments. Incumbent will gather and prepare legal documents, reports or other evidence for trail; prepare cross examination for all probable State witnesses; impanel Jury, make appropriate motions and objections, conduct opening and closing statements, cross examinations of State’s witnesses, submit evidence etc.

Qualifications include: Completion of a law degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Georgia; two (2) years experience in handling criminal cases.  Certifications require to hold position: Active Georgia Bar License.

Salary- DOQ

Applications will be accepted beginning August 20, 2014 and continuing until position is filled.

Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253.