Kentucky Department for Public Advocacy (DPA) has an exceptional
training and education program. Our defense teams ensure the
criminal justice process is fair, results are just, and individual
liberties are protected.
We are seeking to hire an experienced staff attorney as part of
a criminal defense team for a vacancy in the Murray Trial Office.
Kentucky DPA looks for individuals who have demonstrated a desire
to help the most vulnerable in their communities. The ideal
candidate has some criminal defense experience and exhibits
exceptional planning and organizational skills, is self-directed
and also comfortable working with their defense team which includes
other attorneys, investigators, alternative sentencing workers and
office administrative legal staff. We seek persons who understand
it is a privilege to represent our clients and we do so on behalf
of the people of Kentucky.
Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
- Represent criminal defendants in District Court cases
vigorously, effectively, ethically, and with integrity.
- Conduct client interviews and maintain notes and records of
pertinent case facts sufficient to provide proper client
- Research legal issues and write clear, concise motions.
- Obtain knowledge of the case through discovery and
investigation sufficient to provide advice to clients regarding
- Develop a theory of the case that is consistent with the facts
and the law.
- Willing to try appropriate cases.
- Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom
- Travel is required.
EDUCATION: See Special Requirements.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, OR SKILLS: Must have one year of
experience as a licensed attorney in the practice of law.
Substitute EDUCATION for EXPERIENCE: A Master of Laws degree
(LL.M.) will substitute for the one year required experience.
Substitute EXPERIENCE for EDUCATION: NONE
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (AGE, LICENSURE, REGULATION, ETC.): Must be
admitted to practice law and in good standing in the Commonwealth
of Kentucky or comply with SCR 2.111 Limited certification of
admission to practice or SCR 2.112 Attorney participants in
defender or legal services programs. Must maintain any required
licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length
of employment in this classification. Employing agency is
responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required
licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.
Duties are performed primarily in both office and courtroom
settings. Travel is required.
This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6
months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.
If you have questions about this advertisement, please contact
Cheri Riedel at email@example.com or 533-514-8983.