The following cover letter sample may help you decide what can be written on your own to make it stand out:
Public Defender Cover Letter Sample
September 16, 2022
Mr. Ty Smith
Human Resource Manager
City of Miami Gardens
32 Langen Road
Miami Gardens, FL 97216
Dear Mr. Smith:
Working in law enforcement is second nature to me. Anticipating a position as a public defender at the office of the City of Miami Gardens, I aim to contribute to the system by providing the benefit of my insight into handling complex cases of a criminal nature. Hoping to represent clients who may be unable to afford personal attorneys, I would like to offer my services in a public defender role.
I have spent the last 5 years, diligently working towards the fair acquittal of innocent people who have been accused of crimes or felonies of diverse natures. With my expertise in determining the truth from them, and effectively researching evidence to support my cases, I am sure that I will be a great contributing factor in terms of public defense.
Although I have a string of successes to my name, I can best identify with the ABC case. I would like to highlight the fact that I was the lawyer who managed to close the case within 3 months of it being assigned to me when 4 other lawyers were unable to do so for over 3 years! Bringing my skills as a public defender – specifically in investigating crimes, gathering evidence, managing witnesses, and creating and leading defense cases – to the State will surely be a credit to it.
Some highlights of my skills include:
- Providing legal consultation and advice to clients.
- Preparing a defense by conducting legal research, gathering facts, and interviewing all parties.
- Writing pleadings, motions, and legal documents.
- Representing clients in court.
- Handling pleas, pretrial discovery, appeals, and suppression motions.
- Negotiating plea bargains.
Owing to my experiences and skills, I am eager to discuss my suitability for a public defender position in detail. Thank you for your time and consideration.