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Attorney I (Open Positions: 1)

Location: Richland County Judicial Center, Columbia, SC 29201
Department: Public Defender
Division: Public Defender
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Rate of Pay: TBD - TBD
Status: Open Until Filled
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Job Description

The purpose of the class is to represent indigent adults and juveniles charged with less serious criminal offenses in Richland County.  

Presents and argues cases in court as assigned; prepares and tries criminal cases; prepares and argues motions; negotiates plea bargains on behalf of criminally charged clients, represents indigent clients charged with crimes at preliminary hearings; participates in case investigation including crime scene investigation, interviews witnesses and victims, and examines evidence; researches legal issues, evaluates and prepares witnesses for trial; selects juries, etc.

Requires Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.  Must possess and maintain current membership in the S.C. Bar Association.  Must possess a valid state driver’s license.  No experience required.