Chief Public Defender Wanted

Application Deadline:

Posted By:
Betsy Myers

Chief Public Defender

Ingham County

Lansing, MI

Public Defender

Job Type:

Years of Experience:
10 years

Education Level:
Juris Doctorate degree with certification of Admittance to the State Bar of Michigan

Contact Information:

Betsy Myers – (517)887-4367

Listing Information

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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