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Pennington County Deputy Public Defender

Pennington County Deputy Public Defender

Pennington County Deputy Public Defender

Position Objective:

Zealous representation of defense of indigent clients in Magistrate and Circuit Court criminal cases, appeals, and certain civil matters.

Essential Functions:

Represent clients at all phases of the criminal justice system including initial appearances, arraignments motions hearing and trials.

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position.  Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

 Experience and/or Education Required:

Professional degree (Juris Doctor) Graduation from a college of law and attainment of JD or LLB.

0 - 5 years of experience

Admitted or eligible to be admitted to the South Dakota Bar Association

Working Environment:

Most work is performed indoors in an office where noise and interruptions often occur. 

Overtime hours may be required to meet project deadlines.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to frequently sit, walk, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, reach and lift, push or pull and manual dexterity is needed to type, write, use a calculator, and answer telephone.
  • Upper body strength is a requisite to lift/move a maximum of 20 lbs. unassisted; and lift/move a maximum of 50 lbs. with assistance.

The ability to talk and hear via the telephone and through face-to-face communication is needed.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

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