Deputy Public Defender - Murder or Major Felony Qualified

$81,000 - $110,000 yearly
  • Public Defender of Marion County
  • Hybrid
  • Apr 04, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

Up to $30,000 hiring bonus!

Culture of the Organization: The Public Defender of Marion County (PDMC) strives to provide legal representation using the holistic defense model.

  • In a profession that leads to early burn out, we prioritize the wellbeing of our employees and their families
  • We offer a flexible work from home/work from office balance for our attorneys.
  • We operate using a modern case management system providing our attorneys with maximum support in managing their day-to-day workload.
  • We train monthly as an organization in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and are committed to antiracist work.
  • The community at PDMC is strongly rooted in equity and compassion.

 Ethical Workloads: We strive to provide high quality representation; within workable levels based on the Sixth Amendment study and the ABA Workload study.

  • We refuse to participate in unethical public defense practices and only agree to handle matters where we can guarantee constitutionally sound representation.
  • This requires a healthy team atmosphere, and transparency. Mindful communication is necessary to analyze attorney’s workload levels on a weekly basis.

 Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Salary range for major felony qualified attorneys starts at $81,000 per
  • Salary range for murder qualified attorneys starts at $110,000 per year.
  • 5% pay differential given to candidates fluent in the Spanish language.
  • Generous employee benefits package, 100% employer paid health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal time off, a 401(k) plan with a 5% annual contribution and a matching contribution of up to 5% of payroll.
Job Requirements

Practice Qualifications: PDMC is hiring attorneys for major felony or murder qualified defense representation.

  • Similarly experienced out-of-state attorneys may be eligible for reciprocity through the Oregon State Bar.
  • Standards for representation on major felony and murder cases are available at the Office of Public Defense Services
  • Preference given to bilingual candidates, approximately 35% of our clients are Spanish
  • For applicants looking to relocate to Marion County, Oregon, assistance with relocation costs and support with OSB reciprocity process are available for hired applicants.