The assistant federal public defender will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. The position requires travel for investigation, litigation, and training. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
An assistant federal public defender must be: (1) a graduate of an accredited law school; (2) admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (3) licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty. Applicants must have at a minimum three years’ experience in trial work or other related work, and a commitment to criminal defense. Five years of experience is preferred. Spanish language fluency is preferred for this position. Applicants selected for interview will be tested for Spanish fluency. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check.