Jefferson County, Alabama

Jefferson County, Unified Judicial System, State of Alabama

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10th Judicial Circuit Public Defender job announcement

Pursuant to Ala. Code (1975) § 15-12-4 the Jefferson County Indigent Defense Advisory Board is establishing a Public Defender's Office for Alabama's 10th Judicial Circuit.  As such, the Advisory Board is seeking extraordinary candidates for the position of the Director of the Public Defender's Office in Birmingham.  The Director will be tasked with the responsibility of establishing a fully-staffed law office and fulfilling the Constitutional obligation of furnishing legal representation for indigent defendants in Alabama's most populous county.  As the founding Director, the Public Defender will be required to establish the office, hire staff, and be the spokesperson for the Public Defender's Office.  The launch of a Public Defender's Office is a major undertaking, and should be comparable to the operations of successful Public Defender Offices around the country.  When hired, the Director will be given substantial latitude to achieve the successful launch of this new and important institution.  The Director, once selected, will make further decisions regarding the hiring of additional office personnel.

Application Information

Application deadline is October 1, 2012.

Please review the full application information as set forth in these PDF documents, below.  Sandra Turner, Court Administrator, can be contacted by emailing .

Official Jefferson County Public Defender Job Application form (PDF, fillable)
Job Announcement Flyer (PDF)