Ontario County (Department of Human Resources)
Assistant Conflict Defender
Starting Salary: 2023 starting: $86,789- $108,366/year
Description of Duties
Assist the Conflict Defender in handling a full caseload of criminal matters from arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial proceedings and hearings to trials. Also assist the Conflict Defender in investigations, witness interviews and in legal research in the preparation of pretrial motions and trial memoranda, along with consistently maintaining accurate records and files. Appear in criminal and administrative proceedings in local, county and state courts located within Ontario County. Maintain frequent client contact including routine visits to the jail.
A satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding in the field and practice of criminal law. Possession of a valid NY driver’s license and at least 18 years of age.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate shall have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university, or a New York State registered college or university, with an undergraduate degree, followed by a law degree from an accredited law school, or equivalent education for admission to the New York State Bar. The candidate shall also be admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York, and shall be continuously admitted throughout the term of service as an Assistant Conflict Defender. The Assistant Conflict Defender shall hold no other public or political office, and shall devote full working time to Ontario County, and shall be a resident of the County of Ontario during the term of service or shall become a resident of Ontario County within a reasonable period following commencement of service.
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