The New Hampshire Public Defender is seeking to immediately fill several vacancies for the position of Staff Attorney to serve our mission of protecting and defending the rights and dignity of our clients with courage, compassion, and competency.  Our office is committed to providing high-quality representation while serving the distinct needs of our youth and adult indigent clients.

The position requires the ability to effectively communicate with your clients, spot and anticipate legal issues, write, edit, review motions and the make sound legal arguments in the courtroom. Successful applicants will be able to work independently and collaboratively.

NHPD is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our workforce. We encourage and welcome qualified applicants of all identities, cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

Salary and Benefits:
Full-time and Part-time positions are available. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include health, dental, vison and life/disability insurance and a 403(b)-retirement plan with employer matching after first year as outlined in plan agreement.

Every Staff Attorney is provided with:
Shared legal assistant (3:1 ratio)
Shared investigators / social workers (ratio dependent on size/location of office)
Internal IT department
Internal state-wide trainings to satisfy annual CLE credits
Surface Pro Laptop
Digital case management system for case files (in addition to traditional paper files)
Westlaw account
Searchable NHPD Practice Guide

How To Apply:
To apply, please visit our webstie at or email our recruiting coordinator at Interested attorneys should submit a resume, cover letter and a law school transcript (unofficial acceptable).

  • Admitted to the New Hampshire Bar or be eligible for immediate admission by waiver.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated commitment to criminal defense.
  • A team-orientated, professional demeanor.
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • A strong and established work ethic.
Job Contact
Amy Bisson