Assistant Federal Defender - Chattanooga, TN
Who We Are
We work to keep people out of prison and to stop state executions by adhering to our office’s mission and core values—compassion, courage, competency, creativity, and collaboration—when representing clients. Our clients are indigent defendants charged with federal crimes ranging from drug offenses to white?collar conspiracies and clients who have been sentenced to death. We practice holistic defense lawyering to protect our clients’ rights and champion their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond. Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee (FDSET) seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce to serve our clients. We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes commitment, flexibility, and fairness.
We are in need of a full-time Assistant Federal Defender in our Chattanooga office located at 835 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. Our clients face a range of criminal charges, including drug, firearms, fraud, sex, and immigration offenses.
Responsibilities include managing a full caseload; preparing pleadings, motions and briefs; reviewing discovery documents, interviewing witnesses, developing litigation strategies, meeting with clients; working with experts; assisting CJA panel attorneys; and appearing on behalf of clients in court. The position requires a personal vehicle and insurance for travel for jail visits, investigation, and training. Assistant Federal Defenders may not engage in the private practice of law.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Qualified individuals may apply by sending ALL the following documents in PDF format to Sharon_Buckingham@fd.org
, July 27, 2022
. No telephone calls, please.
- Cover Letter
- Three References
An email confirming receipt of the application materials will be sent to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will receive further communication.
FDSET VALUES A DIVERSE WORKFORCE AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER