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Employment Opportunities

The Dutchess County Public Defender seeks attorney applicants who are excellent communicators, dynamic and zealous advocates, with good courtroom skills, the ability to handle a myriad of situations in any given day, and have compassion for the indigent in Dutchess County, New York.

Assistant Public Defender Positions

Resumes are continuously accepted. 

Entry level attorneys who have volunteer or intern experience within the criminal justice or family court system, and who have participated in a Trial Skills or Trial Advocacy course in law school, are preferred.

Senior level attorneys are required to have a minimum of three years criminal or family court trial experience.

Resumes are reviewed periodically and on a continuing basis.

See “Dutchess County Public Defender (.pdf)” Brochure for more information. 


In-take interviews are conducted in the office daily between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.


Fishkill Office