Ontario County Conflict Defender's Office is seeking a qualified applicant to fill an upcoming vacancy of Assistant Conflict Defender.

Description of Duties:
The Ontario County Office of the Conflict Defender utilizes a client centered approach to representation of the indigent in criminal and collateral proceedings focusing on interdisciplinary resources to achieve the best outcome for the clients we serve. In that capacity, the Assistant Conflict Defender (ACD) shall assist the Conflict Defender in handling a monitored caseload of criminal matters from arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial proceedings, and hearings to trials. The ACD shall also assist the Conflict Defender in investigations, witness interviews and in legal research in the preparation of pretrial motions and trial memoranda, along with consistently maintaining accurate records and files, and shall also appear in criminal and administrative proceedings in local, county and state courts located within Ontario County. Maintaining frequent client contact including routine jail visits is required.

A satisfactory level of knowledge and understanding in the field and practice of criminal law. Possession of a valid NY driver's license and at least 18 years of age.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate shall have graduated from a regionally accredited college or university, or a New York State registered college or university, with an undergraduate degree, followed by a law degree from an accredited law school, or equivalent education for admission to the New York State Bar. The candidate shall also be admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York, and shall be continuously admitted throughout the term of service as an Assistant Conflict Defender. The Assistant Conflict Defender shall hold no other public or political office, and shall devote full working time to Ontario County. Residency within Ontario County is not required.

2024 Salary
$96,411-$113,784/year plus excellent benefits including NYS Retirement, 2% match for deferred compensation, and an option for fully-paid health insurance.