Career Opportunities – Office of the Public Defender

Florida’s Fourth Judicial Circuit

The Office of the Public Defender employs individuals with a passion to serve as advocates for our clients. The Office maintains a staff of 156 employees spread across the Duval, Clay and Nassau County offices.

The office hires:

  • Attorneys who are members of The Florida Bar in good standing who wish to serve as Assistant Public Defenders
  • Certified Legal Interns who are qualified to practice under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. Certified Legal Interns (CLI’s) are assigned a case-load and practice under the supervision of a senior attorney
  • Investigators
  • Mitigation Experts
  • Paralegals
  • Witness and client interviewers
  • Support Staff
  • Information Technology professionals
  • Administrative Staff

The Office of the Public Defender accepts resumes on an ongoing basis. Although there may be no vacant positions available, your resume will be kept on file for future vacancies matching your qualifications.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover-letter and resume describing the position they are seeking to or submit your cover-letter and resume by U.S. Mail to:

Office of the Public Defender
407 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Attn: Human Resources/Employment

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