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Assistant Federal Public Defender - Wyoming Trial Division (Casper)
This is a full-time position, stationed in our Casper, Wyoming office. The Assistant Federal Public Defender (AFPD) provides zealous, professional legal representation at every stage of the case. Our cases are complex and diverse. They require comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation, including jury trials. The District of Wyoming encompasses the entire State of Wyoming, including the Wind River Indian Reservation. Investigation requires extensive travel. The AFPD assigned to Casper will be supported by colleagues in the Cheyenne and Denver FPD offices.
Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender - Wyoming Trial Division (Casper)
Organization: Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Location: Casper,  WY 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Posting Start Date: 7/9/2021
Date Posted: 7/9/2021
Requirements Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
The successful applicant will have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense.  Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including challenges and examinations), dispositive motions practice, sentencing mitigation, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented, professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Proficiency in Spanish is useful but not required.

How to Apply:  Apply via email to the attention of Veronica Knights, Personnel Administrator, at employment@cofpd.org. Applications must include a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is solely your work. References are preferred. Cost of travel is incurred by the applicant. All positions are subject to the availability of funds. No phone calls, please.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.
Status: This listing expires on: 10/7/2021
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Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming

Casper,  WY 82601
United States
(303) 294-7002
Veronica Knights, Personnel Administrator