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​The Trial Division are Public Defenders who provide court appointed legal representation and advocacy to indigent clients who are charged with criminal offenses in the circuit courts in the State of Oregon. Public Defender attorneys are expected to represent clients from arraignment through filing of post-trial motions. There will also be occasional pre-indictment representations. Case types will include misdemeanors, lesser and major felonies, serious sexual offenses, murder prosecutions, and occasionally initial commitment proceedings. There is also an expectation that Public Defenders will act as informal mentors and advisers to other staff attorneys in the office as they gain experience.

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​This position aids attorneys, paralegals, and investigators in the preparation of legal documents, calendaring, records maintenance, researching legal information, docketing, case management and timekeeping, office management and coordination with clients, courts and other public safety persons or entities relevant to the legal representation of the client.

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​This position will play a vital role in the intake and case selection process, including obtaining and organizing core case documents and overseeing key aspects of our data collection and case management system. This role will also assist the Program Director in collecting and analyzing in-house and grant partner data for inclusion in semi-annual federal grant reports. This position will provide significant exposure to clients, jails and correctional facilities and staff, courts, and other public safety agencies.

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This position takes direction from an attorney to follow the legal theory of the case and to support or refute that theory through careful and thorough assembling of pertinent and relevant evidentiary facts within their ability to locate, identity, corroborate, and report. This position does not dispense legal advice.​


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Ideal Start Date: Between March 1st - 15th

​This posting has availability in both their Hood River office and The Dalles (Wasco County)


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