Now Hiring Assistant Public Defender

The Jefferson County Public Defender (JCPD) seeks a dedicated attorney to serve as Assistant Public Defender for the Birmingham Division. JCPD provides high-quality, zealous representation to indigent defendants in the Birmingham Division. All skills must be completed simultaneously working with a team of dedicated Public Defenders focused on holistic, client-centered representation. Our office is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment. We are an office of 40+ attorneys and a complete array of administrative support staff, investigators and social service workers. We firmly believe that continuing to build a diverse staff with expertise and interest in serving our indigent clientele who come to us with diverse needs, backgrounds and ethnicities and abilities will yield better results for our clients and our office.
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The Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office (JCPD) provides legal representation to persons charged with criminal crimes in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County. The JCPD offers an unpaid internship program to law students throughout the State of Alabama.

Interns assist attorneys and investigators in the different stages of client representation, including, meeting with clients and witnesses, reviewing and organizing discovery materials, researching constitutional and criminal law issues, drafting motions or pleadings, and preparing cases for trial. Interns will also have opportunities to observe hearings and trials.

The program requires a commitment of at least 12 hours per week for students seeking to work either during the fall or spring semester. The summer program requires a full-time commitment.

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please specify when you are interested in working. Students pursuing externship credit are welcome to apply. Please direct your applications via email to careers@jeffcodefender.org or mail package to:

Jefferson County Public Defender
950 22nd St N. Ste 1000
Birmingham, AL 35203


We encourage all qualified applicants to apply without regard to age, color, national origin, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.