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Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and Virginia State Bar admission is required for consideration for this part-time, salaried position. HOWEVER, offers may be made to those who are registered to take the July 2023 Virginia Bar Exam or those who intend to waive in for licensure in Virginia.
An active interest in the cause of indigent defense, criminal justice reform, and social justice.
The ability to argue legal positions effectively and persuasively, as well as master subject matter and prepare cases thoroughly.
The ability to learn and quickly internalize feedback is important.
The ability to track and meet deadlines.
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
The ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and remain organized.
A valid driver’s license and the means to travel to all courts and regional jails are required.
Knowledge of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience working in a Public Defender office is preferred.

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