A Deputy State Appellate Public Defender in the SAPD’s Appellate Unit represents indigent clients in juvenile, misdemeanor, felony, and post-conviction appeals before the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Idaho Supreme Court. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Communicating effectively with, and competently advising, clients whose cases are pending on appeal; Carefully reviewing trial court records and fully evaluating potential issues for appeal; Conducting thorough legal research; Drafting clear, concise appellate motions and briefs; and Delivering persuasive oral arguments before the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Idaho Supreme Court.

Qualified applicants who would like to apply for this position must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) two letters of recommendation, and 4) two writing samples. Applicants whose law school graduation is within three years of the application must also submit copies of their law school transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted). Application materials must be submitted no later than March 22, 2024, at 4:59 p.m. Application materials should be submitted through the Careers with the State of Idaho website, https://statecareers.idaho.gov/, and not directly to the agency.

Requirements
Candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Idaho, or in the process of seeking admission to the Idaho State Bar. A commitment to indigent defense is essential. Criminal, juvenile, and/or appellate experience, and/or an appellate court clerkship is preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Excellent research, writing, proofreading, and oral advocacy skills are essential, as is the ability to maintain client confidentiality. A successful candidate will also be detail-oriented, able to exercise sound professional judgement, able to manage a heavy caseload and produce a high volume of quality work, and able to communicate effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook and Word. Experience with ProLaw and Westlaw is preferred. Qualified applicants who would like to apply for this position must submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) two letters of recommendation, and 4) two writing samples. Applicants whose law school graduation is within three years of the application must also submit copies of their law school transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted). Application materials must be submitted no later than March 22, 2024, at 4:59 p.m. Application materials should be submitted through the Careers with the State of Idaho website, https://statecareers.idaho.gov/, and not directly to the agency.