Work on behalf of clients as an attorney, investigator, social worker, or legal secretary. LDA is 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 the less fortunate.
Open positions are posted here. We also announce open positions on our Facebook page and on twitter @SLLegalDefender. For specific inquiries into current openings at LDA, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Trial Attorneys
- Appellate Attorneys
- Social Services: Mitigation Coordinator
- Investigators & Investigative Aides
- Legal Assistants
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.
Candidates must be flexible and thrive in a fast-paced environment. LDA offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package.
Law Clerks & Internships
Appellate Law Clerks
LDA hires law students as law clerks on a fairly regular basis. Those law students with particular talents in research and writing and who have an interest in working for a public defender should submit a current resume, cover letter outlining your interest in working for LDA, and a legal writing sample to: email@example.com.
LDA also offers unpaid internships for law students.
The Salt Lake Legal Defender Association is currently accepting applications for several trial and appellate conflict of interest contracts to be awarded for the 2021 year. To qualify for the appellate conflict of interest contract, applicants must be on the Utah Appellate Roster. To qualify for the trial conflict of interest contract, each application must consist of two or more attorneys. Significant experience in criminal law is required. The application and required attachments are due on or before November 9, 2020 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may be downloaded by clicking on this link: