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The Office of Public Defender, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is accepting applications for the full-time position of 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 and writing skills and oral advocacy skills; ability to communicate and work well with others; demonstrated interest in criminal defense issues and a commitment to obtaining justice for indigent persons. All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar and have a driver’s license and appropriate motor vehicle insurance. The office prefers candidates with a minimum of three years experience in the practice of criminal law. Attorneys in the office may not engage in the private practice of law.  Attorneys in the Office may not engage in other employment without the express permission of the Public Defender. The anticipated salary range for this position depends on experience. The Office provides excellent benefits.


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


Hiring is dependent upon the appropriation of funding. This program is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Tuscaloosa County Office of Public Defender

714 Greensboro Ave.

Ste 519

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Phone: 205-345-8200

Fax: 205-343-9933


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