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"Any person haled into court, who is too poor to hire a lawyer, cannot be assured a fair trial unless counsel is provided for him.  This seems to us to be an obvious truth."

Gideon v. Wainwright


Contract Opportunity

The Office of the Ohio Public Defender is seeking an experienced attorney to act as an independent contractor to provide legal representation to indigent clients upon court appointment in Fayette County, Ohio beginning January 1, 2015.

The contract requires the attorney to provide representation to indigent clients upon court appointment in approximately 25 percent of all cases in Fayette County Court of Common Pleas-General Division, Washington Court House Municipal Court, and Fayette County Court of Common Pleas-Juvenile Division. The annual caseload for this contract is approximately 200-250 cases. The contract amount currently has a non-negotiable annual cap of $43,608.00, paid in 12 monthly installments.

Interested attorneys should email a cover letter and resume no later than 5:00 pm Friday, December 19, 2014 to:

Herman A. Carson, Director, Ohio Public Defender Athens County Branch Office at the following address: tara.sayre@opd.ohio.gov.

Interested persons may call 740-593-6400 for more information.


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