Kentucky DPA has over 350 attorneys aspiring to provide the highest level of legal advocacy to each of our 148,000 clients a year. We are committed to making the Public Defender’s Office the most professional public law firm in Kentucky. The office recruits and hires candidates who are committed to quality ethical representation and improving the criminal justice system.
E-mail a cover letter, a resume, a list of three references, and a writing sample to:
Patti Heying - DPA Recruiter
Department Of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 302
Frankfort, Ky 40601
(502) 564-8006 (Phone)
(502) 564-7890 (Fax)
Click here to view a video of recently-hired DPA Attorneys discussing why they chose to work for the DPA.
The most current vacancies may be found on the Personnel Cabinet's website:
- Click on "Search For Jobs" under Popular Links.
- Click on "Search Openings" at the bottom of the page.
- In the "Agency" category select: "Justice and Public Safety."
- In the "Key Word" box, type: "Attorney"
NOTE: To be considered for an interview, you must create an account with the Personnel Cabinet, fill out the online state application and individually apply to each posted vacancy. All DPA positions are filled according to the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet regulations.
||Loan Assistance Information
Heather Javis: Student Loan Expert An excellent page by a former public defender with free webinars, calculation tools, a blog, and many other resources.
Equal Justice Works resources and more information on the College Cost Reduction & Access Act of 2007, the Higher Education Reauthorization and College Opportunity Act of 2008 and loan repayment assistance programs.
Equal Justice Works Podcast - Student Debt Relief Series
Income-Base Repayment Info An independent, nonprofit source of information about new federal student loan repayment and forgiveness programs.