Description:

Employee represents defendants at all stages of proceedings that threaten loss of liberty.

Specific Duties:
  • Represents criminal defendants at all stages of criminal prosecution
  • Attends court hearings as required
  • Researches complex legal issues
  • Prepares complex pre- and post-trial motions
  • Coordinates and vets expert witnesses as necessary
  • Interviews and prepares Defendants and witnesses for trial testimony
  • Tries cases
  • Prepares and litigates appeals
  • Visits regularly county jails and state correctional institutions.
  • Represents individuals in mental health commitment proceedings, probation/parole violation hearings, contempt hearings, CYS and termination of parental rights proceedings, juvenile matters, and DHS child abuse expunction hearings and appeals as required.
  • Sits on Treatment Court Committees and represents clients before Lycoming County Treatment Courts.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Working Conditions:
Regular schedule, but may require additional hours.

Job Requirements:
  • Graduation from recognized college or university and accredited law school, 1 year of experience preferred
  • Admission to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • Knowledge of courtroom procedures, Rules of Evidence, and criminal rules and statutes;
  • Possession of valid driver's license.