Employment Opportunities

Capital Defense Training Counsel

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is currently accepting proposals from individuals to serve as an independent contractor to coordinate two or more training programs for capital defense teams, using the bring-your-own-case model. This person will also provide technical assistance to teams and state grantees, and will assist in the production of at least four web-based training programs. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

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Director of Public Defense Policy and Training

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the leading national bar association representing the entire defense bar, is seeking an experienced trainer and policy advocate to head NACDL’s Department of Public Defense Policy and Training. The Director is a member of the national affairs team and works closely with NACDL’s Public Defense Committee. The Public Defense Department is also staffed by a Public Defense Training Manager and Project Attorney.

The position offers a unique opportunity to broadly impact public defense and support public defense providers through a broad range of national training programs and reform initiatives.

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Public Defense Project Attorney

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking an attorney with a passion for public defense issues to work on various projects with NACDL’s Public Defense Department. Also staffed by a Director of Public Defense Policy and Training and Public Defense Training Manager, NACDL’s Public Defense Department undertakes training and technical assistance to assist public defense providers and pursues public defense reform though litigation and policy change across the country.

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Education Assistant

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is seeking an entry-level Education Assistant to provide support to the Education and Programs Department. This individual will be responsible for assisting the department with multiple administrative tasks, will work directly with the Manager for Multimedia Production and Product Sales to ensure accurate shipment of orders and adequate inventory of educational products and production supplies, as well as with the Director of Events to prepare for all events and seminars. This will be an exciting opportunity to participate in various projects that advance the Association’s mission and reputation as the national leader in continuing legal education for the criminal defense bar.

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Other Employment Opportunities
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