Position vacant: public defender

Wed Dec 19 2007

**$213,040 per annum plus conveyance allowance of $15,840 per annum

**The Honourable John Hatzistergos MLC, attorney general, is seeking expressions of interest from qualified persons for appointment as a public defender under the Public Defenders Act 1995 for a fixed term that may be renewed.� Public defenders are barristers who appear throughout NSW in trials and appeals for legally-aided persons charged with serious criminal offences.

Selection criteria

Interested persons must be Australian lawyers and must have extensive advocacy experience in a wide range of criminal matters, including trials and CCA appeals; excellent knowledge of criminal law and procedure, and the laws of evidence.

Inquiries: Mr John Stratton SC, deputy senior public defender, (02) 9268 3111.

Expressions of interest, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and the names of at least two referees, should be emailed to by 4 January 2008.� Expressions of interest may also be posted to the atatutory appointments officer, Locked Bag 5111, Parramatta NSW 2124.

19 December 2007

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