Drug Court Defense Counsel Contract Opportunity

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 11:00am

Drug Court Defense Counsel Contract Opportunity

The State Public Defender’s Office is seeking to contract with an attorney to be part of the 6th Judicial District Drug Court Program in Linn County, Iowa.   The contract would begin on March 1, 2019 and end June 30, 2019, with possibility of renewal.


This contract would require assisting eligible offenders to become substance abuse free, responsible citizens.  The drug court will provide extremely intensive one-on-one supervision, treatment, intervention, support, and other related services to assist offender change.  

The Drug Court Defense Counsel will participate in an intensive supervising court case management team weekly.  The Drug Court Team consisting of Judge, Prosecutors, Defense Counsel, Probation/Parole Officer and treatment provider focuses on a Non-Adversarial approach to offender recovery and law abiding behavior. 


It is anticipated that the attorney selected for this contract will spend about 25 hours per month in providing these drug court services.  Rate of pay is $1,500 per month. 


If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter (e-mailed PDF is strongly preferred) by January 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. to:


Office of the State Public Defender

c/o Anna Hartzog

Lucas State Office Building

Des Moines, IA 50319