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If you have been appointed to our office, please feel free to contact us.

Call: 1-801-532-5444

Mon - Fri  9:00 - 5:00

Work on behalf of clients as an attorney, investigator, social worker, legal secretary, or file processing expert. We are looking for applicants with the skills and training to perform at the highest level of advocacy. In all positions, LDA needs people with a demonstrated passion for defending our clients.

Open positions are posted here. For specific inquiries into current openings at LDA, please send an email to: webmail@www.sllda.com.

 

Trial Attorneys

Open to members in good standing with the Utah State Bar Association. While prior trial experience is strongly considered, LDA is looking for attorneys with passion and skill to integrate into our culture of excellence and dedication to our client base. Attorneys are responsible for handling a demanding caseload through all phases of litigation while coordinating the efforts of their support team, including investigators, social workers, experts and support staff. Professional development by attending trainings both within and without the office expected. LDA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Appellate Attorneys

Open to members in good standing with the Utah State Bar Association. While prior appellate experience is strongly considered, LDA is always looking for appellate attorneys who have demonstrated excellence in legal writing and appellate advocacy. Appellate attorneys are responsible for handling a demanding caseload through all phases of the appeal from opening briefs through oral argument and beyond. Professional development by attending trainings both within and without the office expected. LDA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Social Services: Mitigation Coordinator

Mitigation Coordinators interview and assess LDA clients in order to evaluate competency to proceed, develop re-entry service plans, and referrals to substance abuse, mental health, as well as vocational training programs. Social workers play an important role in the defense team, providing attorneys with the means to advocate for alternatives to incarceration and sentencing mitigation. LDA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Investigations & Investigative Aides

Investigators and investigative aides independently examine the facts and witnesses in a case. Duties include locating and interviewing witnesses, examination of evidence, preservation and re-creation of crime scenes, and the serving of subpoenas. Investigators confer with the defense team on the preparation and defense of criminal cases, testifying in court as necessary.
Candidates must possess strong people skills, the ability to look beyond assumptions, and the willingness to reexamine facts. Tenacity and creativity are also important job skills. LDA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.

Legal Assistants

Legal Assistants are a critical part of the team at Salt Lake Legal Defender Association. Over thirty legal assistants at LDA prepare documents to file with the court, assist with scheduling, prepare transcripts and discovery, and communicate with clients, attorneys, and other professionals at the organization. The legal assistants coordinate and collaborate with all of our team members.

File Processing Team

The file processing team takes care of three major components within LDA: Discovery, Reception, and File Creation. Our discovery specialists receive discovery from prosecuting agencies and organizes it in a way that our attorneys and other support staff can access it and use to defend our clients

Our receptionists field hundreds and sometimes thousands of calls per day directing callers to over 150 attorneys and other support staff in our office.

Our file creators create files that attorneys and support staff use to keep everything related to a case organized.