Employment Opportunities within the Profession

 
  • 04/27/2017 - Trial Defense Attorney (GS 15), Defense Legal Services Agency - Office of the Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions - Arlington, VA 

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel for Military Commissions and involves complex litigation work. The Office of the Chief Defense Counsel is responsible for providing defense services to unprivileged enemy belligerents tried by military commissions under the Military Commissions Act of 2009. The Office of the Chief Defense Counsel reports directly to the Deputy General Counsel (personnel and Health Policy) of the Department of Defense. Candidates must be US citizens and eligible to get a top secret clearance. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/26/2017 - Director of Training, Georgia Public Defender Council - Atlanta, GA 

The GPDC Training Director is responsible for effective development, implementation, coordination, and presentation of training programs for all agency employees. This position requires a commitment to ensuring the professional development of well-trained attorneys, administrators, and investigators to provide effective representation to indigent defendants. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/04/2017 - Trial Attorney, Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho - Yakima, WA - DEADLINE: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) 

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. The attorney will be handling criminal cases from inception (be it pre-indictment, complaint, or indictment) to either trial or sentencing – or both, as well as handling appeals. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/04/2017 - Public Defense Director, Thurston County - Olympia, WA 

Thurston County seeks an experienced executive with a strong background and diverse expertise in public defense issues and policies. The Director will have strong administrative skills to manage, administer and execute public defense efforts that provide quality legal representation to court-appointed clients. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/03/2017 - Attorney at Law, Reece Family Law, LLC - Springfield, MO 

Reece Family Law, LLC has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Attorney for Criminal Defense. Prior experience preferred. Reece Family Law, LLC is a growing law firm in Springfield, MO with 4 attorneys that represent Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Law, and Estate Planning clients. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/21/2017 - Assistant Public Defender 2, Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Death Penalty Department - Columbus, OH 

The Death Penalty Department at the Office of the Ohio Public Defender seeks an experienced post-conviction litigator to represent capital defendants in state direct appeal and post-conviction, federal habeas, and clemency. For more information about this position, click here. To apply online, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ohio?keywords=Assistant%20Public%20Defender. The posting closes at midnight April 2, 2017.

  • 03/15/2017 - Assistant Federal Public Defender, Wyoming Trial - Cheyenne, WY 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our branch office in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This is a full-time position, dedicated to all stages of the magistrate and district court proceedings. Our attorneys are expected to be zealous advocates of the highest caliber, devoted to the defense of the poor, and enforcement of the Bill of Rights. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/07/2017 - Assistant Public Defender, Public Defender, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan, MP 

The Office of the Public Defender of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender. The position requires representing a culturally diverse population accused of traffic offenses, probation violations, misdemeanors and felonies in Superior Court as well as writing and arguing appeals in the CNMI Supreme Court. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/06/2017 - Executive Director of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice - Raleigh, NC 

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) is seeking an Executive Director who will execute the mission of a volunteer organization that protects people’s rights through member services and development, education, fundraising, and advocacy. NCAJ with its affiliated entities is a nonpartisan association of legal professionals with more than 2,500 members. NCAJ and its members work to protect the interests and civil rights of injured people, the criminally accused and convicted, families, workers, and the disabled. The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the Board of NCAJ and, in conjunction with the COO, oversees all daily operations of the organization. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/06/2017 - Chief Trial Deputy, Colorado State Public Defender - Denver, CO - DEADLINE: April 9, 2017 at 11:59 MST 

The Office of the Colorado State Public Defender (OSPD) is accepting applications for the position of Chief Trial Deputy, Complex Cases in their Denver office.The mission of OSPD is to defend and protect the rights, liberties, and dignity of those accused of crimes who cannot afford to retain counsel. This position requires applying specialized knowledge and experience in death penalty and other complex homicide cases. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/01/2017 - Regional Coordinator, Idaho Public Defense Commission - Positions are available in three different locations in Idaho (Boise, Idaho Falls/Pocatello/Twin Falls, and Coeur d’Alene/Lewiston/Moscow) 

The Idaho Public Defense Commission is seeking applicants for Public Defense Regional Coordinators in three different locations in Idaho. The Comission is looking for candidates with a law degree and excellent communication skills, along with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position will work with local stakeholders, including defending attorneys, County Commissioners and Clerks, in their districts to ensure compliance with and understanding of standards created by the Public Defense Commission. For more information about the position announcements, click on the links below.
- Boise position announcement
Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls position announcement
Coeur d’Alene, Lewiston, Moscow position announcement
 

  • 02/24/2017 - Assistant Federal Defender for the Western District of Washington - Seattle, WA 

The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Defender in our Seattle office. The attorney will also be expected to represent clients in federal court in Tacoma. The position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment. The Federal Public Defender operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 02/21/2017 - Trial Unit Paralegal, Federal Public Defender of the District of Nevada - Las Vegas, NV 

The office of the Federal Public Defender of the District of Nevada is now accepting applications for a Paralegal position in the Trial Unit. This is a full-time position based in Las Vegas. Applicants should have experience in the criminal justice field and possess good writing skills. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 02/17/2017 - Paralegal, Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender - Nashville, TN 

The Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender (OPCD) is accepting applications for a paralegal. The OPCD is an independent agency of the Tennessee state government. The agency represents people sentenced to death in Tennessee and provides non-case-specific assistance and educational resources to appointed counsel in capital cases. The OPCD handles cases throughout Tennessee and travel is required. Please see www.tnpcdo.net for further details. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 02/10/2017 - Assistant Executive Director, Indiana Public Defender Council - Indianapolis, IN 

The Indiana Public Defender Council is seeking an Assistant Executive Director to assists the Executive Director in managing the agency. The Indiana Public Defender Council is an independent judicial branch state agency. The mission of the Council is to improve legal representation provided at public expense in state courts in Indiana. It is anticipated that the Assistant Executive Director will become the Executive Director in July of 2018, upon the retirement of the current Executive Director. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 02/01/2017 - Assistant Post-Conviction Defender,  Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender - Nashville, TN 

The Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender (OPCD) is accepting applications for an Assistant Post-Conviction Defender. The OPCD is an independent agency of the Tennessee state government. The agency represents people sentenced to death in Tennessee and provides non-case-specific assistance and educational resources to appointed counsel in capital cases. Direct representation focuses on the investigation and presentation of collateral claims in state courts, primarily in post-conviction proceedings. For more information about this position, click here.

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