Ideally situated in the eastern Denver Metro Area, Aurora is the third largest city in Colorado, and home to more than 366,000 residents who enjoy convenient access to quality schools, safe, mastered planned communities, and unparalleled recreation and cultural attractions. The City of Aurora's Public Defender’s Office provides complete, quality legal representation to indigent defendants who are faced with a possible jail sentence and are charged with a municipal ordinance violation in the Aurora Municipal Court. The Public Defender’s Office is governed by the Public Defender Commission, which ensures that indigent clients are represented in accordance with its strict guidelines. The Commission consists of four attorney members and three citizen members.
The City of Aurora seeks an experienced leader of high integrity to serve as its Chief Public Defender. The selected candidate must hold a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in the State of Colorado. A minimum of eight years of experience in the active practice of law, with a minimum of five years of supervisory experience, and trials experience are required. The selected individual must receive superior reviews and recommendations from attorney supervisors and/or judges and must have no grievances resolved against them by any state attorney regulation board. Once hired, residency in the State of Colorado is required. The hiring range for this position is $103,006.59 to $154,509.89 depending on qualifications and experience.
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We specialize in executive recruitment, interim management, live training, online training, leadership development, assessments, consulting, and various other services geared to promote innovation in local governments.
SGR’s business model is truly unique. Although we're a private company, SGR operates like a local government association. Client agencies become members, not merely customers. Most of SGR’s principals are former local government officials, allowing SGR to bring a perspective and depth of local government expertise to every project that no other firm can match.