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Posted on: October 3, 2022

***** HIRING Assistant Public Defender *****

Employment Opportunity Assistant Public Defender

The Gooding County Public Defender's Office is seeking a full-time Assistant Public Defender. This 

position is for the performance of professional legal work representing indigent adults and 

juveniles. A successful applicant will primarily provide misdemeanor-level criminal defense with 

opportunities to handle other levels of public defense cases.  Duties including pretrial and trial 

preparation; litigating all aspects of the case through disposition at the trial court level; 

relevant motion practice; and appearing at regularly scheduled court hearings. A successful 

candidate must be licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho and have a strong work ethic, 

positive attitude, and ability to work respectfully and collaboratively in a team environment. 

Annual salary is $60,000-$65,000 DOE with county benefits including health insurance and PERSI 

retirement. This position is contingent on funding and is to be funded on a year to year by grant. 

Interested candidates will need to submit a resume with a Gooding County application form (Search: 

"application for employment" at (www.goodingcounty.org). The position is available immediately and 

applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications and resumes can be 

delivered or mailed to 125 5ᵗʰ Ave. W. Gooding, ID 83330 or emailed to dana@jamesmvlaw.com.

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Assistant Public Defender Job description

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