Assistant Public Defender

Tuscarawas County Public Defender

The Tuscarawas County Public Defender’s office is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Public Defender to begin as soon as possible.

Qualifications for the position include a law degree from an accredited law school and being admitted to practice in Ohio and be in good standing.

Candidate needs to have the ability to function in a fast-paced, high caseload environment. Attorney will cover misdemeanor cases in the New Philadelphia Municipal Court. The ability to relate to indigent clients with special needs is essential.

Assistant Public Defenders maintain a full case load requiring legal representation for criminal offenses. These representations require regular client contact, research, advocacy and record keeping. This is a full-time position, therefore, the outside practice of law is not permitted.

The starting salary will be $65,000-$80,000 based upon experience and county guidelines, plus the full range of benefits including medical insurance and retirement.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Tuscarawas County Public Defender

Gerald Latanich, Director
203 Fair Ave. NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Fax: 330-364-7616
or email to

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