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FT Assistant Public Defender – Office of The Public Defender

Westmoreland County is seeking a FULL-TIME PUBLIC DEFENDER to work in the Office of The Public Defender. Job duties include the following: Representing indigent defendants in criminal matters, the ability to prepare and argue legal petitions and briefs, and representation of juveniles in delinquency proceedings as well as parties subject to involuntary mental health commitment.   The successful candidate should have knowledge of federal and state law and court procedures, as well as the ability to write with persuasion and deal with difficult personalities. 

The successful candidate shall be admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and be in good standing with the Bar.  It is preferred that the candidate have an understanding of criminal law and procedure.
Applicants with interest may submit resumes/applications to:

Wayne P.McGrew
Office of The Public Defender
Westmoreland County Courthouse
2 N. Main Street
Greensburg, PA 15601

or may be emailed to with Full-Time Public Defender in the subject line.  Deadline for applications is August 10, 2020.  County residency must be established within 180 days and maintained throughout employment.  
Source: Employment in Westmoreland

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