Assistant Public Defender Resume Samples

The Assistant Public Defender comes to the rescue when a convict doesn’t employ a layer. The main responsibilities that are showcased in the Assistant Public Defender Resume include various tasks like assisting in collecting data for the case preparation, performing research and preparing legal documents for the defender and court, takes the role of a mediator and negotiates to settle various disputes, acts as a legal counselor, arranging meetings with police officers, forensic expert, and medical officers and ensuring that the trials are conducted properly.

The Assistant Public Defender must be aware and updated of the State and National laws, and be able to apply them without any bias. They should research online and gather records and information for references and present the same in a comprehended manner. The minimum qualification for this post is to hold a Degree in Law with a valid license from the state bar.

Assistant Public Defender Resume example

Assistant Public Defender Resume

Headline : Highly motivated, ambitions, dedicated, and responsible individual who is capable of working independently with minimum supervision, and committed to provide high quality service to every project.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Problem Resolution, Research.

Description :

    1. Responsible for defending the indigent criminally accused.
    2. Maintained a strong working relationship with clients. Established aggressive trial motion practice.
    3. Investigated alleged crimes or offenses by meeting with witnesses, deposing police officers and reviewing reports and statements.
    4. Analyzed facts, evidence and the strength of the case, determined client's wishes and conducted meetings with prosecutors to resolve issues.
    5. Prepared the defendant's cases for trial or for plea negotiations including representation of the defendant at bond and/or arraignment hearings.
    6. Prepared pre-trial motions, answers to discovery, motions to suppress evidence, motions to dismiss, and post-trial matters such as motions to withdraw pleas.
    7. Assessed conduct of trial and review to determine whether a motion for a new trial can be prepared.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctor


Assistant Public Defender III Resume

Summary : Trial experience in representing clients with cases ranging from misdemeanors to Capital Murder. Currently defending over two hundred (200) cases. Interviewed clients and witnesses, advised clients.

Skills : Legal Research, WestLawNext.

Description :

    1. Represented clients in SORA hearings and during bail applications.
    2. Appellated practice Representing clients on appeals in front of NY State Court of Appeals, Appellate Division Fourth Department.
    3. Handled Family Court Appeals as well as criminal appeals (felonies and misdemeanors).
    4. Drafted legal briefs, reply briefs, memorandums of law, and motions.
    5. Administrated proceedings Representing clients in administrative parole violation hearings.
    6. Fully litigated and managed all phases of an average of client cases monthly.
    7. Represented indigent criminal defendants charged with misdemeanors by researching, drafting and arguing substantive motions.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master


Sr. Assistant Public Defender Resume

Summary : Represent criminal defendants in a variety of misdemeanor cases. Duties include listening to clients' version of events, educating them on the legal issues that face them, and advising them.

Skills : Westlaw, Lexis Nexis.

Description :

    1. Defended criminal cases for indigent clients from the initial appointment of the Public Defender's Office to a final resolution of the case.
    2. Advocated for clients in approximately 50 felony and misdemeanor jury trials, serving as first-chair lead counsel in more than half of these trials.
    3. Negotiated plea agreements with prosecuting attorneys on behalf of clients.
    4. Wrote and argued numerous pre-trial motions, including motions for a bond, motions to suppress, and motions to dismiss.
    5. Conducted depositions of law enforcement, civilian, and expert witnesses during pre-trial discovery.
    6. Coordinated defense investigations including interviewing defense witnesses, visiting crime scenes, and gathering evidence.
    7. Represented juvenile clients charged with crimes in Juvenile Court, including trying cases at bench trials and participating in crossover dependency matters.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Assistant Public Defender/Co-ordinator Resume

Summary : To obtain a position as a Criminal Justice Instructor that will utilize both academic preparation and professional experience as a Public Defender.

Skills : Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint.

Description :

    1. Provided legal representation to clients on misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, and involuntary commitments.
    2. Efficiently maintained a large caseload of clients. Performed hearings on various matters and motions.
    3. Wrote and filed numerous legal documents and motions.
    4. Volunteered in supervising and training law school student interns.
    5. Communicated with clients to ensure complete they had a complete understanding of all possible outcomes of criminal cases.
    6. Obtained the best results for clients through aggressive representation.
    7. Involved reading trial transcripts, researching legal issues and writing appellate briefs.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Assistant Public Defender I Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Assistant Public Defender with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Technical Skills.

Description :

    1. Successfully argued for the exclusion of a chemical expert's opinion based on Cole v.
    2. Litigated all phases of criminal cases.
    3. Maintained communication with over clients concerning active cases.
    4. Argued before the Circuit Court for the transfer of juveniles charged as adults back to the juvenile system in an effort to stop them.
    5. Represented defendants in criminal cases involving murder, armed robbery, rape, and drug trafficking.
    6. Represented indigent clients in criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors through serious felonies.
    7. Drafted motions, discovery demands, memorandums of law, negotiating plea dispositions, conducting pretrial as well as post-sentencing hearings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Assistant Public Defender/Representative Resume

Summary : Highly skilled chief human resources officer and school administrator with a proven ability to develop strategies and resolve challenging strategic and operational issues.

Skills : Meticulously organized, Excellent verbal and written capabilities.

Description :

    1. Obtained and reviewed discovery and other evidence for each case to determine the best legal strategy for clients.
    2. Worked with the firm's internal investigators to collect additional evidence, and performed independent investigation when necessary.
    3. Identified strengths, weaknesses and possible defenses on behalf of all of the clients to properly advise them of their options.
    4. Conducted client interviews at the office, court, and jail.
    5. Negotiated offers and plea agreements with the prosecutors to obtain the best outcomes for clients.
    6. Effectively demonstrated client control while working on behalf of a diverse group of individuals.
    7. Protected the statutory and constitutional rights of clients using legal briefs, motions, and memoranda.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Assistant Public Defender/Analyst Resume

Summary : Detail-oriented, conscientious and organized litigator with experience. Divided almost equally between defending and prosecuting criminal cases as well as prosecuting successful Medicaid fraud cases.

Skills : Criminal Defense, Technical Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed a misdemeanor caseload of up to cases, represented clients from arraignment through trial.
    2. Currently managing a caseload from arraignment through trial.
    3. Conducted preliminary hearings, restitution hearings, motions, and contested hearings.
    4. Researched and drafted motions, including a Trombetta motion, Kellett motion, motion to quash Romero motion.
    5. Secured numerous dismissals of client cases prior to or on the day of trial.
    6. Assisted clients with case settlement, negotiating favorable dispositions with the District Attorney on behalf of clients.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Lead Assistant Public Defender Resume

Headline : Attorney with a strong background and practical experience in criminal, civil, and family court. Trial experience as well as proven ability to negotiate terms of settlement in hotly contested matters.

Skills : Criminal Defense, Trial work, Domestic Law.

Description :

    1. Drafted and successfully litigated numerous pretrial issues in serious felony actions.
    2. Assisted with trial preparation of witnesses and the criminal defendant.
    3. Extensived experience negotiating pleas in serious criminal actions.
    4. Experienced communicating with a diverse population.
    5. Developed of team and leadership skills through interaction with fellow attorneys and support staff.
    6. Represented parents in child protection cases and in Family Care Court, an alternative therapeutic court.
    7. Represented clients in juvenile delinquency hearings, bail hearings, and involuntary commitment cases.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctorate

Associate Assistant Public Defender Resume

Headline : Represent criminal defendants in a variety of misdemeanor cases. Duties include listening to clients' version of events, educating them on the legal issues that face them, and advising them of the routes.

Skills : Legal Research, Legal Writing, Litigation.

Description :

    1. Represents criminal defendants in misdemeanor and criminal traffic matters, with a caseload of up to clients.
    2. Communicates with clients, judges, and prosecutors during all stages of the criminal process.
    3. Experiences drafting motions and appellate briefs using the E-Filing Portal and researching a variety of legal issues.
    4. Advises and representes clients during initial appearances and in-jail arraignments.
    5. Traines in criminal defense, handling a variety of felony and misdemeanor issues over tenure.
    6. Possesses significant courtroom and litigation experience.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
J.D.

Assistant Public Defender/Technician Resume

Summary : Detail-oriented, conscientious trial lawyer with trial experience. Over trials divided almost equally between defending and prosecuting criminal cases. Prosecuting over successful Medicaid Fraud cases.

Skills : Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Research, Ethics.

Description :

    1. Litigated misdemeanor and felony criminal cases on behalf of indigent clients in the District Court.
    2. Devised legal strategies, developed case strategy, and conducted discovery.
    3. Argued motions, presented evidence, and examined witnesses during trials.
    4. Advocated and negotiated case resolution including alternatives to incarceration.
    5. Filed FOIA requests for clients to obtain information pertinent to criminal litigation.
    6. Received an award for outstanding service. Advocated for the indigent.
    7. Assigned to the Domestic Battery, Misdemeanor, Juvenile, and Felony divisions.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Juris Doctor

Assistant Public Defender Resume

Headline : Ambitious and driven appeals referee with the Division of Employment Security and former assistant public defender with extensive courtroom and employment law experience.

Skills : Excellent verbal and written communication skills, MS-Excel.

Description :

    1. Duties included representing indigent clients in both magistrates and General Sessions Court as the primary attorney.
    2. Met with and interviewing clients and witnesses.
    3. Discussed penalties and potential options with clients.
    4. Reviewed and analyzed discovery and all Rule.
    5. Communicated with all court personnel and all individuals involved with the judicial process.
    6. Negotiated offers and plea agreements with law enforcement and the solicitor's office.
    7. Performed all duties asked of and expected from a Public Defender.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctorate