The County of Monroe, is accepting letters of interest for
appointment as conflict defense counsel in criminal matters. Appointees
are not employees of the 43rd Judicial District but rather are contractual
employees of the County of Monroe for tax purposes only. Contracts are for a
one-year term, revocable or renewable at the discretion of the
County. Once engaged in a contractual relationship with the
County of Monroe, the 43rd Judicial District, Court of Common Pleas, will
appoint contractual employees on a case-by-case basis to serve as conflict
This position primarily
serves as defense counsel for criminal defendants and juveniles in delinquency
matters in instances in which the Office of the Public Defender has determined
a conflict of interest exists such that the office may not represent the
defendant or juvenile, and the Court approves and appoints. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, meeting with the defendant or juvenile and any
witnesses or case participants as necessary, corresponding with opposing
counsel or counsels, and regular appearances before Judges, Masters and
Magisterial District Judges on behalf of defendant or juvenile.
An individual seeking
appointment to any position must be a member in good standing of the
Pennsylvania Bar and possess a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a
related practice area. All contractors must comply with any and all Rules of
Criminal and Juvenile Procedure and applicable statutory requirements for
practice. All contractors must complete a criminal records check and
Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance check.
All contractors must show
proof of professional liability insurance.
Letters of interest and any
accompanying documentation should be sent to Greg Christine, Chief
Clerk/Administrator, County of Monroe, Administrative Center, One Quaker
Plaza, Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2192.