Assistant Public Defender (Public Defender's Office)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Apr 12, 2018
Full Time Legal Services

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in criminal defense? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Assistant Public Defender

Location: Waukegan, IL

Salary: $56,840.00

Job Summary: Responsible for defending the indigent accused of Lake County.

Becoming an Assistant Public Defender would allow you to be involved with the defense of criminal charges within local government, ranging from negotiating dispositions on misdemeanor and traffic charges, litigating motions, and conducting jury or bench trials. Your day will consist of the preparation of the defense of criminal cases, from arraignment through ultimate disposition. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

In order to be successful in this role you must have a Juris Doctor degree and be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Individuals should have a working knowledge of Illinois criminal procedure; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit the Public Defender website. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos.

If you need assistance writing your resume we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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