Position Summary & Responsibilities:Position Summary:
The position of Senior Assistant Public Defender (Public Defender II) is for attorneys who effectively handle any and all cases assigned to them with minimal or no supervision.
In addition to meeting and exceeding all of the requirements of an Assistant Public Defender (Public Defender I) position, Senior Assistant Public Defenders possess a more advanced skill set, have a comprehensive motions practice and are capable of litigating complex issues.
Senior Assistant Public Defenders are capable and willing to provide mentoring, in-house training and guidance to others, as required by the Chief Public Defender or their Deputy, and consistently advance the ideals of a client-centered, holistic Public Defender system.
Senior Assistant Public Defenders must continue to actively advance their level of practice by seeking additional learning opportunities. These attorneys maintain the highest standards of professionalism, inspire others, and take active steps to create a positive office culture.Qualifications:
- Minimum Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree in good standing or admitted in Kansas in good standing.
- Preferred Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree in good standing or admitted in Kansas in good standing.
- Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements: Governor's hire approval