Chief Public Defender

Description : Reporting to the Board of Commissioners, this position plans, organizes and directs the activities and staff of the Public Defender’s Office. Uses considerable independent discretion at all times as the County Public Defender ensuring that constitutional guarantees are upheld, rights are protected and due process is implemented fairly, equally, equitably, and consistently.  The Public Defender is responsible for staffing, training, supervising, counseling and discipline for the office.  Ensure that Ingham County meets all constitutional and legislative requirements as they pertain to the representation of indigent adult offenders and provides a high level of indigent defense services. Directs, develops and implements policies and procedures for the Public Defender’s Office.  Ensures that the Public Defender’s Office conforms to the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct. Directs and performs the department’s administrative functions.  Prepares the department’s annual budget.
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Deadline for Applying : Jun 30, 2022 03:36 PM