“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.






Position: Assistant Circuit Public Defender
Location: Northeastern Judicial Circuit, Hall County
Deadline: August 7, 2014

Job Description and Requirements:
Assistant Public Defender I

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office (“NEPD”):

Our 13 staff attorneys perform passionate and zealous defense for the indigent citizens of Hall and Dawson Counties each year. NEPD staff attorneys often work evenings, weekends, and holidays to prepare for upcoming cases. The informal, supportive atmosphere and the strong camaraderie among the staff are deeply rooted in NEPD tradition. Attorneys regularly team up to investigate cases and discuss legal issues.

The main office is located at 111 Spring Street, SE, Gainesville, Georgia 30501.

Applicant Qualifications:
Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the defense of accused indigent persons required.
A demonstrated interest in criminal defense, trial practice, evidence, mock trial, or moot court preferred. Attorneys are required to reside in Hall or Dawson County.

Salary – to be discussed.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Evi Turk at eturk@hallcounty.org