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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: El Paso County Public Defender's Office

Friday, October 13, 2006

Current positions available with the El Paso County Public Defender's Office. Positions were posted October 13, 2006 and will remain posted until filled.

1. Senior Trial Attorney/Capital Murder-First Chair

Applicant must have a law degree, a Texas law license, and provide, or be able to provide a letter of good standing from the State Bar of Texas, a minimun of ten years experience in criminal trial or appellate litigation, or, board certification in criminal law for at least five years, have tried a significant number of felony cases to a verdict as lead counsel, including homicide trials and other trials for offenses punishable as first or second degree felonies or capital felonies, have experience in at least one death penalty case that was handled to conclusion, have experience as a member of the defense trial counsel team in (a) the direct examination or cross-examination of mental health or forensic expert witnesses; and (b) the investigation and presentation of mitigating evidence at the penalty phase of a death penalty trial, and have participated in continuing legal education courses or other training relating to criminal defense in death penalty cases.

2. Entry Level Trial Attorney

Applicant must have a degree, a Texas law license, and provide, or be able to provide, a letter of good standing from the State Bar of Texas.

3. Mitigation Specialist

Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree with three years of capital defense experience including collaborating effectively in a team, or be a Masters level Social Worker with Licensed Clinical Social Work licensure if without capital experience, a valid Texas driver's license, reliable transportation and an ability and willingness to travel extensively, knowledge of social services and government relations as they relate to indigent defense administration, ability to plan, organize, and effectively both orally and in writing, demonstrate knowledge and experience in the criminal justice system, ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information including risk, and make or recommend accurate courses of action, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and ability to interact tactfully with clients, their families, attorneys, and other professionals.

All applicants must be able to use a personal computer and have familiarity with Word. Must also be able to communicate and work in an office environment.


Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Knowledge of Excel and Power Point programs

To apply:

Complete the application with El Paso County Human Resources, provided in the link. Send resume to:

El Paso Public Defender's Office
El Paso County Courthouse
500 E. San Antonio, Room 501
El Paso, Texas 79901
Attn: Robert Riley

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