The North Carolina Office of the Appellate Defender is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Appellate Defender position. The Office of the Appellate Defender represents indigent persons convicted of criminal offenses in the North Carolina appellate courts.

This position requires regular, in-person attendance at the office in Durham, NC, although telework privileges may be allowed pursuant to the office’s telework policy.

Requirements
Knowledge of: North Carolina criminal law and procedure, federal constitutional law, North Carolina common law and constitutional law, and North Carolina statutes.  Ability to: analyze facts, identify relevant law, and apply it to the facts; conduct thorough legal research efficiently; plan and execute an effective appellate litigation strategy; manage and meet deadlines; express complex legal concepts and related facts in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner; communicate clearly and effectively; accept advice and learn from assigned mentors; work with colleagues in a cooperative and collaborative manner; and treat clients with diverse life experiences and backgrounds with dignity and respect. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements A law degree from an ABA accredited law school and a license to practice law in North Carolina are required. Employer seeks applicants with experience as a judicial law clerk, assistant public defender, or attorney in private practice representing clients in criminal cases. The starting salary range for this position is $54,000 to $85,000, depending on experience.  Equal opportunity employer.