Employment Opportunities within the Profession

 
  • 09/16/2016 - Deputy Director of Litigation, The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs - Washington, DC 

The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (“the Committee”) seeks a Deputy Director of Litigation. The selected candidate will report to the Director of Litigation to develop, litigate and supervise litigation across the spectrum of issues handled by the Committee. In addition, the Deputy Director of Litigation will lead the effort to expand the Committee’s docket of matters related to criminal system reform including cases to address police misconduct, debtor’s prisons, collateral consequences, and access to indigent defense. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 09/14/2016 - Assistant Federal Public Defender - Las Cruces, NM - DEADLINE: October 14, 2016 

The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full time, experienced trial attorney for the branch office in Las Cruces. More than one vacancy may be filled from this announcement. Federal salary and benefits apply. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 09/13/2016 - Assistant Federal Public Defender - Pittsburgh, PA - DEADLINE: October 1, 2016 

The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for an experienced trial attorney to serve as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in its Pittsburgh office. The position primarily involves legal representation of indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court, though the position may also require providing representation to individuals in federal habeas corpus proceedings. This position may also require regular travel to the Johnstown or Erie branch offices. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 09/13/2016 - Supervising Attorney - Appellate Team, California Appellate Project - San Francisco, CA 

California Appellate Project (CAP) seeks to hire a Supervising Attorney for CAP’s Appellate Team.. CAP is a nonprofit legal resource center funded by the Judicial Council of California to implement the constitutional right to counsel for indigent death row inmates challenging their convictions and sentences on direct appeal and through habeas corpus proceedings. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 09/13/2016 - Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney,  California Appellate Project - San Francisco, CA 

California Appellate Project (CAP) seeks to fill an attorney job opening on our Appellate Team. This person will fill one of the following roles: Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney. CAP is a nonprofit legal resource center funded by the Judicial Council of California to implement the constitutional right to counsel for indigent death row inmates challenging their convictions and sentences on direct appeal and through habeas corpus proceedings. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 09/13/2016 - 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.

  • 08/01/2016 - Assistant Post-Conviction Defender - Nashville, TN 

The Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender is accepting applications for an Assistant Post-Conviction Defender position. The OPCD is an independent agency of the Tennessee state government. The agency represents people sentenced to death in Tennessee and provides assistance and educational resources to appointed counsel in capital cases. Direct representation focuses on the investigation and presentation of collateral claims in state courts, mostly in post-conviction proceedings. The OPCD handles cases throughout Tennessee and travel is required. Please see www.tnpcdo.net for further details and for more information about this position, click here.

  • 08/01/2016 - Investigator, Office of the Post-Conviction Defender - Nashville, TN 

The Tennessee Office of the Post-Conviction Defender is accepting applications for an Investigator position. The OPCD is an independent agency of the Tennessee state government. The agency represents people sentenced to death in Tennessee and provides assistance and educational resources to appointed counsel in capital cases. Direct representation focuses on the investigation and presentation of collateral claims in state courts, mostly in post-conviction proceedings. The OPCD handles cases throughout Tennessee. Please see www.tnpcdo.net for further details and for more information about this position, click here.

  • 07/18/2016 - Assistant Federal Public Defender - Rapid City, SD 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of South Dakota and North Dakota is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Rapid City, South Dakota office. The Defender’s Office provides legal representation to indigent people charged with federal crimes. This is a full time attorney position dedicated exclusively to criminal defense work in federal district court and the U. S. Court of Appeals. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 07/18/2016 - Associate Federal Defender - Milwaukee, WI - DEADLINE: August 23, 2016 

Federal Defender Services of Wisconsin (FDSW) seeks to hire an experienced attorney to join their Milwaukee office as an Associate Federal Defender (AFD). An AFD represents clients at all stages of a federal criminal case, from initial appearance through trial and sentencing, and on appeal. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 06/24/2016 - Trial Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming - Denver, CO - DEADLINE: COB July 22, 2016 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our office in Denver. The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 06/24/2016 - Deputy Public Defender I-IV, County of Monterey - Salinas, CA - DEADLINE: July 1, 2016 

The County of Monterey is looking for Deputy Public Defenders I, II, III, and IV. The Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation to indigent persons charged with crimes in Monterey County, ranging from the simplest misdemeanor to complex capital cases. The guiding principle of the Office is that each client is entitled to the best legally attainable outcome. Our attorneys, investigators, and support staff take great pride in providing a consistently high level of service. For more information about this position, click here.

  • 06/17/2016 - Attorney Advisor, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts - Washington, DC - DEADLINE: June 28, 2016 

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has an open Attorney Advisor position in their Program Operations Division. This is a high-level attorney position whose primary job will be to coordinate the federal defender organization (FDO) work measurement (staffing formulas) implementation, develop national and local trainings on case opening practices, and ensure consistency in legal policies, rules, and prepare Defender Services Office (DSO) guidance memoranda affecting FDOs. For more information about this position, click here.

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