- 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.
- 11/12/2015 - Assistant Post-Conviction Defender Position - Nashville, Tennessee, DEADLINE: December 11, 2015
The Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender is accepting applications for an Assistant Post-Conviction Defender position. For more information and application instructions, click here.
- 11/09/2015 - Highly Qualified Expert (HQE), Navy Defense Counsel Assistance Program Complex and Sexual Assault Litigation - Washington Navy Yard, DC, San Diego, CA or Norfolk, VA, DEADLINE: November 27, 2015
For detailed information about this position announcement, click here.
- 10/15/2015 - Multiple Job Openings, Law Offices of the Public Defender - New Mexico
There are numerous job opportunities, to include but not limited to attorney, administrative support, social worker, paralegal, and investigator, staff positions available throughout the State of New Mexico. The State of New Mexico is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website for a complete list of job openings: www.lopdnm.us/Jobs.
- 10/09/2015 - Chief Appellate Defender, Montana Office of the Appellate Defender - DEADLINE: November 6, 2015
The Office of the Appellate Defender is seeking a Chief Appellate Defender for the State of Montana. We’re looking for an experienced attorney who is committed to ensuring equal access to justice for impoverished citizens. We’re seeking a candidate with a strong management background, a passion for state service and the ability to lead a complex organization. The Chief Appellate Defender works with the Public Defender Commission to manage the Office of the Appellate Defender which represents clients in post-conviction relief, habeas corpus, and appeals before the Montana Supreme Court. The Chief Appellate Defender is expected to carry a caseload.
For more information and application instructions, click here.
- 10/07/2015 - GS-15 Trial Attorney, Military Commissions Defense Organization - Arlington, VA
The Military Commissions Defense Organization is looking to detail a qualified civilian attorney serving with the Military Commissions Defense Organization to represent an individual who had charges referred to a non-capital military commission in 2014. This is a term GS-15 position (which step will depend upon the qualifications of the applicant) with the position located in Arlington, Virginia. Click here, for the official position description. The incumbent will not be a civilian defense counsel as defined under Rule for Military Commission 502(d)(3), but instead a detailed counsel under 502(d)(7).
If you are interested in this position or know someone who is, please send an e-mail to CAPT Brent Filbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line - Interest in GS-15 Attorney position. This position will soon be listed in USAJobs. Time is of the essence with this hire.
- 10/07/2015 - Pro Bono Attorney, Military Commissions Defense Organization - Arlington, VA
The Military Commissions Defense Organization is also seeking Pro Bono Attorneys to assist with a non-capital military commission case. Pro bono attorneys may make an appearance as a civilian defense counsel under RMC 502(d)(3) or assist the trial team as a resource counsel. If you are interested is serving as a pro bono attorney or know someone who is, please send an e-mail to CAPT Brent Filbert (email@example.com) with the subject line - Interest in Pro Bono Attorney position.
- 9/11/2015 - Executive Director at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center - San Francisco, CA, DEADLINE: October 16, 2015
Under broad policy direction from the Habeas Corpus Resource Center (HCRC) Board of Directors, the Executive Director is accountable for providing strong leadership while modeling core values and guiding principles of integrity, ethical standards, pride, trust, and respect within this highly visible statewide organization. This executive position provides the highest level of policy and programmatic leadership for HCRC.
The Executive Director is involved in critical decision making related to the center’s overall administration and operations. The position’s oversight includes managing and directing HCRC’s budget and operations and its services, including intergovernmental agency relations, human resources and employee relations, legal, information technology, strategic planning, and other services unique to operations of a statewide system. For more information, click here.
- 9/03/2015 - Executive Director - Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DEADLINE: December 30, 2015
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) is seeking an Executive Director the Minnesota Registered non-profit business league 501(c) (6).
MACDL is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) which seeks to seeks to foster, encourage and maintain the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; to promote the proper administration of criminal justice and the protection of individual rights; to advance the knowledge of criminal defense law by lecture, seminars and publications; and to lobby on behalf of the criminal defense bar. For more information, click here.
- 9/01/2015 - Attorney Advisor - Washington, DC, DEADLINE: September 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST
The Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA), United States Department of Justice, is seeking an Attorney Advisor to work in Washington, DC. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, in consultation with the Attorney General or her designee, assists the President in the exercise of executive clemency as authorized under Article II, Section 2, of the United States Constitution. OPA receives petitions for executive clemency, initiates the necessary investigations, and prepares the recommendations to the Deputy Attorney General and the President in connection with the consideration of all forms of executive clemency, including commutation (reduction) of sentence, pardon, remission of fine and reprieve. The Attorney Advisor will focus heavily on the clemency initiative. Knowledge of and experience with federal 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. For more information, click here.
- 9/01/2015 - Assistant Federal Defender - Asheville, NC
Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc. (“FDWNC”), a community defender organization, is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender position in the Asheville Office. FDWNC is a nonprofit corporation, funded by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The organization is not an agency of the federal government; staff members are not federal employees. FDWNC represents indigent criminal defendants in the federal courts in Charlotte, Statesville, and Asheville. For more information about the position, click here.
- 9/01/2015 - Assistant Federal Defender - Charlotte, NC
Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina, Inc. (“FDWNC”), a community defender organization, is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender position in the Charlotte Office. FDWNC is a nonprofit corporation, funded by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. The organization is not an agency of the federal government; staff members are not federal employees. FDWNC represents indigent criminal defendants in the federal courts in Charlotte, Statesville, and Asheville. For more information about the position, click here.
- 8/24/2015 - Attorney Position - Capital Cases - Jacksonville, FL, DEADLINE: September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST
The Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel has openings for two attorneys handling capital cases in its Jacksonville Office. Applicants for these positions must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar and have a minimum of ten (10) years of criminal trial law experience, including significant experience handling homicide and death penalty cases. Additionally, applicants must meet the requirements to be lead counsel in death penalty cases as set forth in Fla.R.Crim.P. 3.112. Salary is commensurate with experience, but capped at $104,000. Each position is a full time, attorney position with attendant state benefits including health insurance and retirement benefits, among others. Applicants for this position must submit a cover letter, a resume, contact information for a minimum of three references, a list of all homicide cases tried (name, case number, county & state, name of co-counsel, if any, as well as the name of opposing counsel) and a completed State of Florida application to:
Jeffrey E. Lewis, Regional Conflict Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org and to Carla Georgieff at email@example.com.
The deadline for applying is September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT. Interviews for successful applicants will be scheduled the following week.
- 8/3/2015 - United States Federal Public Defender - Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids, EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 7, 2015.
Federal Public Defender: Appointment for four-year term. For notice of vacancy, click here. Full public notice with application and qualification standards are also available at www.ca6.uscourts.gov. For further information contact Clarence Maddox, Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, phone (513) 564-7200.
- 7/13/2015 - Federal Public Defender - Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland, Extended DEADLINE: August 10, 2015.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is soliciting applications from persons interested in appointment as Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland. The authorized staff includes the Federal Public Defender, 14 assistant defenders, and investigative and administrative support positions. The term of appointment is four years. The salary of the position of federal public defender is equal to the salary of the U.S. Attorney for the district served, currently $158,700. For more information, click here!
- 7/02/2015 - Civil Litigation/Criminal/Domestic Practice Secretary - Rockville, MD
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll P.C., a large Rockville, Maryland law firm, has an immediate opening for a full time, legal secretary/legal assistant with at least 4 years’ experience in a law firm handling civil litigation, criminal and domestic practice areas. Qualified applicants should enjoy daily client contact and multi-tasking. Position requires calendar tracking, transcription experience, ability to type 70 wpm accurately, experience with filings in Maryland courts and knowledge and experience with various computer software. Qualified applicants send salary requirements and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 6/30/2015 - Capital Defense Chief Counsel, Office of the Ohio Public Defender - Columbus, OH, Open until filled.
The Office of the Ohio Public Defender is looking to hire a new Chief Counsel for their Death Penalty Division. The DP Division represents capital clients on direct appeals, post-conviction proceedings, re-sentencings, federal appeals, and clemency applications. For more information, click here! You can also apply through the State of Ohio's online hiring system.