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Posted by: Sarah Hicks - 11/7/2023
Job Expires: 1/1/2024
Assistant Public Defender - Family Court

Are you looking to build your career as an attorney in an exciting office, engaging in rewarding and meaningful work? The Delaware County Public Defender's Office has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender in our Family Court Unit. Admission to the New York State Bar is required. A valid NYS Driver’s License is also required.

In this position, you will be representing a reasonable caseload of individuals with low incomes eligible for assigned counsel services in Family Court, as assigned by the Public Defender. You will work with our clients at every stage of the proceedings. Representation will include: child custody/visitation proceedings, family offense proceedings, child neglect/abuse proceedings, termination of parental rights proceedings, and child support violation matters.


  • Represents Family Court litigants as assigned by the Public Defender.
  • Represents and counsels clients at every stage of the proceedings.
  • Draft and file petitions as necessary to protect and advance the rights of clients.
  • Prepares any appeal which is warranted under existing circumstances.


  • Admission to the Bar of the State of New York.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license.


Please send resume by email to and/or to the office by mail at 97 Main Street, Suite 1, Delhi, NY 13753.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $85,600.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • admission to practice law in New York State (Required)

Work Location: In person

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