The Office of the 5th Circuit Public Defender Office is looking for dedicated people interested in public service. As a Public Defender, you will represent indigent individuals charged with criminal offenses in Kershaw County, serving the community by guaranteeing the fundamental right to counsel. You can expect to spend a lot of time in the courtroom where you’ll try criminal cases, argue motions, and negotiate plea bargains. To prepare for your duties in court, you will participate in case investigation including crime scene investigation, interview witnesses and victims, examine evidence, research legal issues, evaluate and prepare witnesses for trial, and assist in jury selection.
In addition to your daily work as a Public Defender, you’ll also have opportunities to attend professional conferences, trainings, seminars, and workshops, and give presentations to various community and civic organizations.
Join us in the essential and rewarding work of serving the public!
- Requires Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
- Must possess and maintain current membership in the SC Bar Association.
- Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Salary: Minimum - $52,483
Interested candidates can apply here