Assistant Conflict Defender

Location: Canandaigua, NY

Department: Conflict Defender

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

The Ontario County Conflict Defender’s Office is recruiting for a newly-created position of Assistant Conflict Defender.  This position will handle a full caseload of criminal matters including arraignments, preliminary hearings, pretrial proceedings, hearings and trials, investigations and legal research, preparation of pretrial motions and trial memoranda in proceedings of the local, county, and state courts throughout Ontario County.

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university, or a NYS registered college or university with an undergraduate degree, followed by a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited Law School.  Admitted to the practice of law in NYS, and continuously admitted throughout the term of service as an Assistant Conflict Defender.  Must possess a minimum of five years of experience practicing in criminal law at the trial level with at least one year of felony experience.

The Assistant Conflict Defender shall hold no other public or political office, and shall devote full working time to the county, and shall be a resident of Ontario County during the term of service, or shall become a resident of Ontario County within a reasonable period following commencement of service.

Starting Salary $92,594

Comprehensive benefits package

Completed application, resume and letter of interest should be submitted:


Ontario County Department of Human Resources
3019 County Complex Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Applications accepted through August 10, 2017.


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