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 Sometimes to Fix a Public Defender System, You have to be Willing to Let it Fail w/James McDermott and Paul Chambers

Today, Hunter is once again joined by James McDermott and Paul Chambers from the Far West Texas Regional Public Defender Office. This time, James and Paul are discussing how they utilized the new National Workload study to double their attorney […]

202: Using the Carrot and the Stick to Improve Texas Public Defense w/Geoff Burkhart

Today, Hunter is continuing his coverage of public defense in Texas by speaking with former Executive Director of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission and current Executive Director of the Texas Fair Defense Project, Geoff Burkhart. Under his leadership, there was […]

Assessment of the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs

“This Report is the result of a request by the Director of the Texas Office of Capital and ForensicWrits (OCFW) to the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) to conduct an assessmentof the internal and external work of the Texas […]

Assessment of the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Public Defender Division

“In 2019, TIDC and the Director of TRLA PD asked the National Association for Public Defense’sSystems Builders Committee to assess the progress of this relatively new effort by TRLA. Twoconsultants from that committee completed that assessment over 2020, identifying strengthsand […]

Assistant Capital Public Defender

Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS Job Description Job Title: Assistant Public Defender FLSA: Exempt Date: 10/2020 Location(s): Salary: $ 125,000 / year D.O.E Reports To: Chief Public Defender Mission, […]

Assistant Capital Public Defender

Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS Job Description Job Title:        Assistant Public Defender FLSA:             Exempt Date:               10/2020 Location(s): Salary:            $ 125,000 / year D.O.E Reports To: […]

Assistant Capital Public Defender

Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN PEARLAND, TEXAS Job Description Job Title:        Assistant Public Defender FLSA:             Exempt Date:               10/2020 Location(s): Salary:            $ 125,000 / year D.O.E Reports To: […]

Assistant Capital Public Defender

Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Job Description Job Title:        Assistant Public Defender FLSA:             Exempt Date:               1/2024 Location(s): Salary:            $ 125,000 / year D.O.E Reports […]

Assistant Federal Public Defender

The assistant federal public defender will primarily appear in the district court and 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, […]

Assistant Federal Public Defender

The Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas, is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender to be stationed in the McAllen, TX office. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 […]

Associate Public Defender

Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN LUBBOCK, TEXAS.  START DATE APPROXIMATELY SEPTEMBER 4, 2024 Job Description Job Title: Associate Public Defender FLSA: Exempt Date: 1/2024 Number of Positions: 1 Location(s): Lubbock, Texas […]

Bilingual Investigator

Investigator position in the Mental Health Division. Duties and Responsibilities: Receive cases and work them up (i.e. meet with attorney to strategize defense theory), begin locating and investigating witnesses by conducting backgrounds and preparing interviews. Research on possible evidence on […]

Capital Fact Investigator

Regional Public Defender Office Local Government Corporation POSITION IS LOCATED IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Job Description Job Title: Investigator FLSA: Non-Exempt Date: 1/2024 Location: San Antonio, Texas Salary: $ 75,000 / year D.O.E. Reports To: Chief Public Defender Mission, Vision […]

Chief Public Defender – The High Plains Regional Public Defender’s Office

Summary The High Plains Regional Public Defender’s Office will provide high quality legal representation to adults and juveniles who cannot afford counsel. The Office is expected to be a full-service firm that accepts felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, and first appeals of […]

Death by Design: The Death Penalty in Harris County, Texas w/Jessica Brand

Today, Hunter sat down with Jessica Brand, the found of the Wren Collective, to discuss their recent report about the death penalty in Harris County, Texas. For decades, Harris County used the death penalty more than anywhere in the world, […]

El Paso Texas County- Investigator

Typical Duties  Conducts factual investigations; gathers evidence related to cases; locates and interviews witnesses; obtains sworn statements from witnesses; transports complainants and witnesses to and from court; serves subpoenas and arrest warrants; locates and retrieves documents and other materials; coordinates […]