Public Defender Corporation Job Openings

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​​This page collects current vacancies in the various Public Defender Corporations across the state. All materials must be submitted to the indicated contact point.​​

8th Judicial Circuit (Welch, McDowell County)
  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
    • Description: Position available immediately in McDowell County for Assistant Public Defender to provide representation of indigent persons in abuse & neglect, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, juvenile cases, mental hygiene, habeas corpus and appeals, and other trial proceedings. Must be a licensed member of the West Virginia State Bar.  Computer skills and ability to follow office policies/procedures are required.               
    • How to apply: Resume, cover letter, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to Public Defender Corporation 8th Circuit, 8 Wyoming St., Suite 101, Welch, WV 24801 or by email to pdwelch8@gmail.com.

10th Judicial Circuit (Beckley, Raleigh County)
  • Position: Assistant Public Defender
    • Description: Position available immediately in Raleigh County for Assistant Public Defender to provide representation of indigent persons in abuse & neglect, felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, juvenile cases, mental hygiene, habeas corpus and appeals, and other trial proceedings. Must be a licensed member of the West Virginia State Bar.  Computer skills and ability to follow office policies/procedures are required.
    • How to apply: Resume, cover letter, and WV State Bar Number should be mailed to Public Defender Corporation 10th Circuit, Attn:  Office Manager, 220 N. Kanawha Street, Ste 2, Beckley WV 25801 or by email to sowens@raleighdefender.org and must be received by June 1, 2021.​