Robin Huseby, Executive Director of Indigent Defense in North Dakota, spends a fair share of time and money advertising and recruiting for attorneys in Williston, Watford City, and other areas in western North Dakota.
“The pay really isn't as much of an issue as is housing”, said Huseby. “I do want people to know that we work with candidates to try to help them with housing and other issues which don't present such a huge impediment in other areas of the state.”
Currently, Huseby is looking for an Attorney III who would be supervising the Williston Public Defender office, as well as an Attorney II, a public defender position.
“Our supervising attorney simply couldn't find affordable housing for herself and her family, and the other public defender is retiring at the end of this year," said Huseby. "He actually stayed on, as a favor, a bit longer than he had wanted to, so this news wasn't unexpected.”
Huseby and her staff have advertised nationally, regionally and locally, and are hopeful that someone steps up to what to what Huseby said is “an exciting career as a public defender in Williston.”Interested persons can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2013