Employment Opportunities within the Profession

 
  • 04/18/2018 - Attorney, Office of Public Advocacy, Fairbanks Defense Section - Fairbanks, AK 

The Office of Public Advocacy is seeking an experienced attorney for its Fairbanks Defense Section. This section represents indigent criminal defendants charged with all levels of misdemeanors and felonies from arraignment through trial. It also represents minors in juvenile delinquency proceedings and parents in Child in Need of Aid matters. The successful candidate should expect to appear frequently in both district and superior court. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/04/2018 - Senior Staff Attorney, Texas Defender Service (TDS) - Austin, TX 

TDS is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the Texas criminal justice system by reducing unfair use of the death penalty and by implementing an effective indigent defense system. TDS is seeking a senior staff attorney to work in its Capital Trial Project, which tracks all death-eligible cases in Texas, monitors appointment of counsel, and trains, advises, and provides resources to defense teams for death-eligible defendants. In the coming months, this Project plans to expand its operations to include direct representation of Texas criminal defendants, who face the possibility of a death sentence. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 04/04/2018 - Post-Conviction Staff Attorney, Texas Defender Service (TDS) - Austin, TX 

TDS seeks a full-time Post-Conviction Staff Attorney with sound judgment and a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense. The Staff Attorney will operate as a part of a team of four attorneys, who represent death row inmates in state and federal habeas proceedings. He or she will report to the incoming Post-Conviction Director. TDS is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the Texas criminal justice system by reducing unfair use of the death penalty and by implementing an effective indigent defense system. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/30/2018 - Appellate Attorney, Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California- Los Angeles, CA 

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California is accepting applications for full-time attorney positions in its appellate unit, stationed in Los Angeles, California. The appellate unit is committed to the pursuit of justice by aggressively advocating in federal court for the constitutional rights and inherent dignity of individuals who are convicted of crimes and cannot afford their own lawyer.  For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/30/2018 - Executive Director, Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) - Austin, TX 

The Texas Fair Defense Project (TFDP) seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial executive director to provide strategic leadership for the organization. TFDP is a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas that works to improve the fairness of Texas’s criminal courts and ensure that all Texans have access to justice. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/26/2018 - Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Community Defender for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA 

The Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has an opening for an Assistant Federal Defender in its Appeals Unit. The Office represents indigent defendants charged with criminal offenses in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The available position is in the Office’s Appeals Unit, which represents such defendants in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and in the United States Supreme Court. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/19/2018 - Sacramento County Public Defender (Department Head) - Sacramento, CA - DEADLINE: April 20, 2018 

The Office of the Public Defender, as part of the Social Services Agency reporting to the Agency Administrator, provides quality legal representation and/or advice to any individual financially unable to employ counsel in adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, mental conservatorship, appropriate family law, and probate cases. The office also provides legal research and investigation for adult and juvenile clients for offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. The County of Sacramento is seeking a dynamic individual with an extensive background managing a Public Defender’s Office. The Public Defender establishes the duties and responsibilities of the Public Defender’s Office and functions as the appointing authority for the department. The Public Defender is responsible for all divisions within the department, to include investigations, felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, research, and administration services.For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/19/2018 - Assistant Trial Attorney, Law Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico - Roswell, NM 

The Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) of the State of New Mexico are seeking an Assistant Trial Attorney to provide professional legal services for the LOPD in representing juvenile and adult indigent clients in areas of litigation, appeal, counsel, research and analysis. LOPD represents clients in criminal courts and defends clients when they are accused of committing criminal offenses. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/19/2018 - Habeas Corpus Trial Attorney, Law Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM 

The Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) of the State of New Mexico are seeking a Trial Attorney to provide professional legal services for the LOPD in representing juvenile and adult indigent clients in areas of litigation, appeal, counsel, research and analysis. LOPD represents clients in criminal courts and defends clients when they are accused of committing criminal offenses. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/19/2018 - Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Saipan, MP 

The Office of the Public Defender 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.

  • 03/16/2018 - Research and Writing Specialist/ Capital Habeas Unit, Office of the Federal Public Defender Southern District of Ohio - Columbus, OH 

The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Ohio is accepting applications for the position of Research & Writing Specialist for the Capital Habeas Unit to be stationed in the Columbus office. The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the U.S. Courts operates under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 USC 3006A, to provide defense services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. The Capital Habeas Unit represents state death sentenced individuals in federal habeas and state clemency proceedings. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/15/2018 - Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defender - Portland, OR 

Metropolitan Public Defender (MPD) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead every aspect of the largest public defender in Oregon, operating primarily in Multnomah and Washington Counties. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. In addition, the Executive Director also represents the agency in contracting with the State of Oregon for public defense funds and on work groups involving the operation of the justice system. The right candidate will define, with input from staff and the Board of Trustees, a vision for the future and the plans necessary to accomplish them. Applications will be accepted through April 9, 2018 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/08/2018 - CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney, Federal Public Defender District of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM 

The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full-time attorney to serve as the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel Coordinating Attorney for the District of New Mexico. The CJA Panel Coordinating Attorney will work closely with the Courts, the Federal Public Defender and the Defender Services Office to improve the quality of representation and the efficient management of the CJA Panel. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/08/2018 - Staff AttorneyThe Georgia Innocence Project - Decatur, GA 

The Georgia Innocence Project (“GIP”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to exonerating the factually innocent in Georgia and Alabama, remedying the causes of wrongful convictions, and helping the exonerated rebuild their lives. We are seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist in case review, investigation and post-conviction litigation proceedings, and to build and coordinate our volunteer attorney program. This position is based in our office in Decatur, Georgia, and will require travel throughout Georgia and Alabama. The staff attorney reports directly to the Executive Director. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/06/2018 - InvestigatorLaw Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico - Clovis, NM 

The Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) of the State of New Mexico are seeking an Investigator to conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. The Investigator works independently to investigate the facts of a case and to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/06/2018 - InvestigatorLaw Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico - Clovis, NM 

The Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) of the State of New Mexico are seeking an Investigator to conduct investigations related to suspected violations of Federal, State, or local laws to prevent or solve crimes. The Investigator works independently to investigate the facts of a case and to assist the attorney in developing a defense for clients charged with crimes in New Mexico. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 03/06/2018 - Capital Crimes Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of the Public Defender for the State of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM 

The Law Offices of the Public Defender (LOPD) of the State of New Mexico are seeking a Capital Crimes Trial Attorney to provide professional legal services for the LOPD in representing juvenile and adult indigent clients in areas of litigation, appeal, counsel, research and analysis. LOPD represents clients in criminal courts and defends clients when they are accused of committing criminal offenses. For more information about this position, click here.

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