Position Summary

The Marion County Public Defender’s Office hires 2nd and 3rd year law students who have completed the required prerequisites of Evidence and Professional Responsibility as year round clerks who work 30 hours per week. These students apply for certification through the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners and once certified, appear in Court on behalf of the State of Indiana in all pretrial matters, trial, and sentencing hearings with the supervision of a practicing Public Defender.

Position Responsibilities

Task Statements include preparing legal documents, memorandums, briefs and motions to support the State’s position on given issues for Public Defender’s approval and filing. Also, researching legal issues to effectively present the State’s position, help Public Defenders interview victims, witnesses, and police officers to prepare cases for trial and/or plea agreements. They would also appear in Court supervised by Public Defenders to conduct preliminary matters in Court, such as bond reductions, initial hearings, pre-trials and plea agreements. In addition, appears in Court, supervised by Public Defenders, to represent the State at jury trials, court trials, or in more complicated preliminary matters.


Minimum qualifications are that they must be a second or third year law student and have completed the required prerequisites of Evidence and Professional Responsibility. Also must have ability to utilize computer technology.

City of Indianapolis and Marion County

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