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Assistant Federal Public Defender - Colorado Trial Division
Job Description: This is a full-time position, dedicated to all stages of the magistrate and district court proceedings. Our attorneys are expected to be zealous advocates of the highest caliber, devoted to the defense of the poor and enforcement of the Bill of Rights. Our robust litigation practice includes pre-trial motions, jury trials, sentencing, and post sentencing petitions for retroactive relief. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.
Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender - Colorado Trial Division
Organization: Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posting Start Date: 5/16/2022
Date Posted: 5/16/2022

Qualifications: 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.

Applicants must 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. Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required. 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.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check, and an IRS background check.

Salary and Benefits: This is an "Excepted Appointment" full-time position with federal benefits and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications within the range of AD-21 to AD-29 ($72,995 - $171,271). Benefits include health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit.

How to Apply: Apply via email by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample that is your own work to Veronica Knights, Personnel Administrator, at employment@cofpd.org. Subject reference line should be AFPD – Colorado Trial Division. No phone calls please.

Status: This listing expires on: 8/14/2022
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Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
633 17th Street, Suite 1000

Denver,  CO 80202
United States
Veronica Knights