Employment Opportunities within the Profession

  •  02/02/2016 - Fellowship Attorney - Temporary, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho - Spokane, WA 

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho is now accepting applications for a Fellowship Attorney position in Spokane, Washington. This is a 1-year position, with the possibility of a 1-year extension. The primary practice areas will be before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more information about this position, click here.

  •  02/02/2016 - Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho - Yakima, WA 

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho is now accepting applications for a Trial Attorney position in Yakima, Washington. The primary practice areas will be before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more information about this position, click here.

  •  02/02/2016 - Research and Writing Specialist, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho - Spokane, WA 

Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho is now accepting applications for a Research & Writing Specialist position in Spokane, Washington. The primary practice areas will be before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, and United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. For more information about the position, click here.

  •  01/29/2016 - Criminal Defense Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation - San Francisco, CA 

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking for a criminal defense attorney to join their legal team. Responsibilities will include writing amicus briefs and other litigation, public speaking, blogging and other social media writing, media appearances, consulting on legislative and regulatory matters related to technology and the public interest, and maintaining and expanding EFF’s relationships with the national criminal defense community. For more information about this position, click here.

  •  01/19/2016 - Attorney III - Public Defender - Napa, CA - DEADLINE: 5:00 PM February 8, 2016 

The Public Defender Office of Napa County, CA is seeking an Attorney III - Public Defender. The Attorney III will handle the more difficult and complex assignments within the Public Defender's Office. The ideal candidate will have significant felony trial experience. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 01/13/2016 - Attorney Advisor (Office of the Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice) - Washington, DC 

The Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA), United States Department of Justice, is seeking additional Attorney Advisors to work in Washington, DC. The Attorney Advisor will become familiar with all aspects of executive clemency, including both clemency initiative and non-clemency initiative commutation cases as well as pardons.  Knowledge of and/or experience with federal or state criminal law (from either the prosecution or defense perspective, or both), sentencing policy and guidelines, re-entry, and related issues are all helpful for this position.  Applicants must demonstrate exceptional legal, analytical, policy, and writing skills, objectivity, and a high level of discernment. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 01/11/2016 - Research and Writing Specialist - Denver, CO 

The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, seeks a Research-and-Writing Specialist to serve in the Colorado office. This office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C.§ 3006A, to provide zealous and professional legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Courts in Colorado and Wyoming, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 12/08/2015 - Assistant Federal Defender, Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota - DEADLINE: January 4, 2016 

The Office of the Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Defender. The Federal Defender provides defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters to individuals unable to afford counsel. For more information about the position, click here.

  • 12/04/2015 - Research and Writing Specialist - Cheyenne, WY 

The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, seeks a Research-and-Writing Specialist. This is an attorney position that provides advanced legal research and writing support to Assistant Federal Public Defenders. For more information about the position, click here.

  • 12/04/2015 - Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Appellate Section - Denver, CO 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks an appellate attorney to join our office’s established Appellate Section in Denver. This position will  represent indigent persons challenging their convictions and sentences in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Appellate appointments include cold-record appeals from any district within the Tenth Circuit (CO, WY, OK, NM, UT &; KS). For more information about the position, click here.

  • 11/23/2015 - Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender Middle District of Pennsylvania 

The Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender. Duty station to be determined in Harrisburg, Scranton, or Williamsport. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. For more information about the position, click here.

  • 11/23/2015 - Research and Writing Specialist, Law Offices of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania 

The Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced Research and Writing Specialist. Duty station to be determined in Harrisburg, Scranton, or Williamsport. This is a full-time attorney position. The Federal Public Defender, functioning under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A and the Criminal Justice Act Plan of the District, provides defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. For more information about the position, click here.

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