Office of Public Defender Attorney Public Defender - Billings in Billings, Montana

Assistant Public Defenders represent indigent clients in cases including: felony and misdemeanor criminal charges; delinquent youth proceedings; involuntary mental health or developmental disability commitments; abuse and neglect proceedings; dependent/neglect matters; and guardianship or conservatorship proceedings, as described in the Montana Public Defender Act. http://leg.mt.gov/bills/MCA_toc/47.htm Assistant Public Defenders are expected to exercise their own professional judgment and provide competent indigent defense casework pursuant to the Public Defender Practice standardshttp://publicdefender.mt.gov/Employees#OPD-Practice-Standards-2162.Case assignments are determined by the Regional Deputy Public Defender or Supervising Attorney. Assistant Public Defenders duties include but are not limited to case investigation and strategy, discovery review, motion work, plea negotiations, trial preparation and completion, and sentencing.