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Clark County

A Juris Doctor (law) degree is required.  The Indigent Defense Coordinator (IDC) is responsible for the daily administrative coordination activities of the county’s Indigent Defense Program. These duties include following a fair and objective process for assigning contracted attorneys responsible for providing legal defense services to people eligible for the indigent defense program. The IDC does not review contractor legal cases, provide legal advice or provide any direct legal services. The Indigent Defense Program is managed by Clark County Community Services. This position is responsible, in coordination with representatives from the Business Unit, for contracting with a sufficient number of qualified professionals to provide services for the County’s indigent defense program. The IDC will assist in developing contracts’ scope of work, gathering data for reporting purposes, monitoring contracts to ensure contractors are meeting contract requirements, providing information to assist in developing the budget and working closely with the Business Unit and Indigent Defense Manager to monitor monthly spending. The IDC will follow policy and procedures for approval of any ancillary non-legal expenses requested by contractors. The IDC reports to the Indigent Defense Manager.

The IDC is part of an administrative team which works to assure a process is in place so that people determined indigent receive mandated legal representation i.e., criminal cases, representation of children in at-risk and abuse and neglect matters, guardianship, and involuntary commitment proceedings in Superior Court, Juvenile Court and District Court cases, as well as those determined to be “near indigent” in District Court criminal cases.

This posting is open until filled; a first review of applications will begin after October 8, 2019.

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