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Contract Attorney Opportunity - Jackson County

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 Jackson County from Dec. 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 

The contract requires the attorney to provide legal representation in misdemeanor cases and felony preliminary hearings in Jackson County Municipal Court and Wellston Municipal Court, as well as in probation/community control violations in these courts.

On an annual basis, the caseload includes providing representation in up to 248 misdemeanor/felony preliminary hearing cases. The agency will prorate and adjust the annual caps based on the contract starting date and the total cases to be assigned for the remainder of the state fiscal year and contract term.  Assigned cases may include continuation of ongoing cases opened under previous contractor in the above courts.

The contract has a non-negotiable flat rate of $3,451 per month. The total value for the period covered by the contract will be $24,157, payable in monthly installments, plus a per-case stipend for completion of cases originally assigned to the previous contractor. 

To be eligible for the contract, attorneys providing the representation must demonstrate meeting minimum qualifications to provide representation in these cases pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 120-1-10. The Administrative Rule can be found here.

Interested attorneys should email a cover letter, resume, and a document demonstrating qualifications pursuant to OAC 120-1-10 no later than noon, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 to Herman A. Carson, Director, Ohio Public Defender Multi-County Branch Office at herman.carson@opd.ohio.gov.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the specific services or contract terms to Herman A. Carson at 740.593.6400.



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