Job Opening – Assistant Public Defender

The Jefferson County Public Defender (JCPD) seeks a highly dedicated attorney to serve as an Assistant Public Defender for the Birmingham Division. The deadline to apply is October 30th, at 5 p.m. CST. Please see the full announcement here for full details and requirements.

Job Opening – Intake Specialist

The Jefferson County Public Defender (JCPD) seeks applications for the position of Intake Specialist for the Birmingham Division to join an interdisciplinary criminal defense legal team. The ideal candidate should have an interest in learning about the criminal justice system and be able to present a professional and welcoming image as the first point of contact clients have with our office.  The ideal candidate will work well within a team and be able to manage time sensitive tasks.  This position is ideal for someone looking to learn about the courts and interact with judges and other courtroom personnel. Please see the full announcement here; deadline to apply is November 2nd, 2020 at 5 p.m.


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.