ATTORNEY - DEFENSE COUNSEL

Non-Capital Trial Division (various locations)

Recruitment #220706-UNCE-395

Introduction

The following documents are required to be submitted with your application.
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

DEFENSE COUNSEL

The Oklahoma Indigent Defense System (OIDS) is a state agency responsible for implementing the Indigent Defense Act by providing trial, appellate and post-conviction criminal defense services to persons who have been judicially determined to be entitled to legal counsel.

OIDS is currently seeking full-time Defense Counsel in our Non-Capital Trial Division – locations include Altus, Clinton, Lawton, Norman, Okmulgee, Sapulpa and Woodward.

Please note: applicants will be applying to a pool of locations – location determination will be based on the needs of the Division.

Position Description:
Defense Counsel represent indigent individuals in state court at the trial level in felony, misdemeanor, juvenile delinquency, traffic and wildlife cases; Counsel also responsible for providing clients with competent legal advice and zealous advocacy at every phase of the criminal trial process.

Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and within agency salary schedule range.

Benefits Highlights:
• Generous leave including 15 days of vacation, 15 days of sick leave and 11 paid holidays annually.
• A comprehensive benefit package (https://oklahoma.gov/omes/services/employee-benefits) with a generous benefit allowance(https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/omes/documents/2022BenefitEnrollmentGuide.pdf#p age=3) to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.

• Employee Assistance Program
• Longevity Bonus for years of service

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should possess a Juris Doctorate degree and active membership and good standing with the State Bar of Oklahoma or eligibility for admission. Will also consider applicants expected to be licensed upon passage of bar exam in July. 

REMINDER:
The following documents are required to be submitted with your application.
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

NOTES

Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.