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TEMPORARY ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
The Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Tennessee is accepting applications for a Temporary Assistant Federal Public Defender to be stationed in Jackson. This position is for one year and a day. More than one position may be filled from this announcement. The office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide services to indigent persons in federal criminal cases.

Duties: 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. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law

 
Position: TEMPORARY ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
Organization: FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER - Western District of Tennessee
Location: Memphis,  TN 
United States
Salary: alary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Posting Start Date: 7/7/2021
Date Posted: 7/8/2021
Requirements Requirements: Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited law school, admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state, and licensed to practice in the U. S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty. Applicant must have excellent research and writing skills and oral advocacy skills. Spanish language skills valued, but not required. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory FBI fingerprint check.

Duties: 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. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

Selection Criteria: Applicant will have clearly demonstrated aptitude for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for personal integrity. Applicant must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with
clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their employment.

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in handling federal criminal cases is preferred.
Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).

How to Apply: Qualified persons may apply by sending a letter of interest, resume, three references, and recent writing sample to the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Attn: Hiring Committee, 200 Jefferson Ave., Suite 200, Memphis, TN 38103 no later than July 19, 2021.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

The Office of the Federal Public Defender is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/6/2021
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FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER - Western District of Tennessee
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Memphis,  TN 38103
United States
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