We are looking for passionate and dedicated attorneys to handle all the duties involved in managing indigent defense matters in the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Our primary areas of practice are misdemeanor, traffic, and city ordinances. The office also has an immigration removal defense practice.

We recognize that to be successful advocates, a client-centered approach is necessary for us to gain the trust of those we are honored to represent. While Assistant Public Defender Attorneys will work independently to prepare and manage their client’s cases, we will utilize a team approach to mitigate or address any collateral or social needs related to the client’s case. Interdisciplinary teams include Attorney supervisors, Assistant public defenders, Social Workers, Investigators, Immigration attorneys, Client advocates and Support Staff.

Basic Public Defender responsibilities include:

·       Providing legal representation, consultation, and advice to clients.

·       Representing clients at first appearance and bail proceedings.

·       Preparing a defense, conducting legal research, and gathering facts, and interviewing the client and witnesses.

·       Working closely with clients, providing, and discussing information, strategies, and developments.

·       Writing motions, pleadings, and legal arguments.

·       Handling pretrial discovery, withdraw pleas, suppression motions and appeals.

·       Negotiating pleas, pretrial diversion, or alternative resolution.

·       Working together with defense team to develop case plan or address holistic social needs.

State Bar of Georgia Admission or work toward admission.