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Attorney I - Public Defender's Office




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$5,064 – $5,960 a month
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Full Job Description
Overview:Reviews, investigates, and defends assigned cases to ensure efficient and effective operation of judicial system. Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.
Responsibilities:Presents cases to Judges. Represents Defendants at court proceedings. Conducts trials of criminal and misdemeanor cases. Negotiates plea bargains and bond reductions in criminal and juvenile cases. Reviews all criminal cases; Conducts legal research. Reads and reviews offense reports and probable cause statements. Consults with and provides legal advice to appropriate County departments. Responds to inquiries from the public, resolves and/or refers to proper person. Provides counsel to law enforcement agencies and personnel as required. Prepares arrest and search warrants for law enforcement officers. Meets and assists with victims, witnesses, defendants and other outside agencies. Assists and/or instructs other employees with their duties. Assigns, plans and reviews work of other employees. Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


Qualifications:Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree. Minimum of one-year job related experience. Computer, verbal and written communication, and organizational skills and ability to deal effectively with the public, other employees and elected officials. Trial advocacy, legal research and library skills. Licensed by Supreme Court of Texas.

SALARY RANGE: Professional/Management Grade 13, $2,532.00 – $2,980.00 biweekly based on qualifications
CLOSING DATE: Upon filling position
All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.
Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal and local laws, unless such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at


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