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The Tuscaloosa County Public Defender Office seeks applications for the position of Social Worker.  The Social Worker is an invaluable component of the Office's commitment to client-centered representation and to offer a range of supplemental legal and social services to our clients. The primary function of the Social Worker is to perform and supervise social work in a collaborative, client-centered model of advocacy for clients.  The preferred candidate will have a Masters of Social Work degree, LMSW, significant case management and crisis intervention skills and experience, and strong documentation skills. The position is full-time -- no outside compensated work is permitted without the express permission of the Public Defender.




The Office seeks to fill a vacancy for a full-time Assistant Public Defender. Attorneys in this challenging and rewarding position work with a team providing client-centered, zealous, conscientious, caring, professional, ethical and skilled representation of indigent persons charged with state criminal offenses in Tuscaloosa County.  Criteria for this position includes creativity, intellectual acuity, excellent research & writing skills and oral advocacy skillss, ability to communicate and work well with others, and a demonstrated interest in criminal defense issues and a commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons.  The preferred candidate has a minimum of three years criminal defense practice. Attorneys may not engage in other employment and may not practice law without the express permission of the Public Defender.



How To Apply:


To apply, please forward a letter describing your interest in the position, a resume, and  appropriate references  by mail or email to: Joseph P. Van Heest, Public Defender, Office of Public Defender, 714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite 519, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, or


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hiring is dependent upon the appropriation of funding. This program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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