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Federal Trial Attorney
This is a trial attorney position. The attorney will be handling criminal cases from inception to trial (and beyond if necessary). The caseload is varied, but includes the following: 1) firearms offenses; 2) drug offenses; 3) immigration offenses; 4) child pornography; 5) white collar offenses; and 6) violent offenses including serious assaults (physical and sexual) and murders occurring on Native American lands. Regular day trips and some overnight travel is required for case investigations, court appearances, and visiting clients housed in various correctional facilities throughout Eastern Washington and Central/North Idaho. Applicants must be technologically savvy, as we are a paper-light office. We store case files electronically, we manage calendars electronically, and we file pleadings electronically. A trial attorney may not engage in the private practice of law.
Position: Federal Trial Attorney
Organization: Federal Defenders Eastern WA & ID
Location: Spokane,  WA 
United States
Salary: $76,440 - $155,361
Posting Start Date: 6/16/2022
Date Posted: 6/16/2022
Requirements Applicants must possess the following license qualifications: 1) be a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) be admitted to practice before the highest court in a state (a Washington bar license is not required); 3) be eligible for admission to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington; and 4) be eligible for admission to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Applicants must possess 5 or more years of professional attorney experience and tried at least three (3) felony jury trials. Spanish fluency is preferred, but not required.

Any offer is conditional on the applicant being fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 (along with all CDC-recommended boosters) on or before the hire date. The anticipated start date is Summer 2022, but must be on-board no later than September 16, 2022.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/14/2022
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Federal Defenders Eastern WA & ID
10 N Post St., Suite 700

Spokane,  WA 99201
United States
(509) 624-7606
Zana Johnston, Administrative Officer