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Fellowship Attorney (one-year position)
The Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho is accepting applications for a fellowship attorney (a one-year position) in the Spokane office.

To apply. If you’re interested in applying to join our team, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (10 page limit), as well as a list of three professional references, to the following e-mail:

Email: wae_employment@fd.org
Subject Line: Fellowship Attorney-Spokane

With respect to your resume, please include details about your bar license; and with respect to your writing sample, please indicate whether the sample was edited by others. Preference will be given to applications received by August 24, 2022.

No need to call us to check on your application, we’ll contact applicants who are selected for an interview.

This announcement may be used to fill current and future positions. This position is subject to the availability of federal funding.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Position: Fellowship Attorney (one-year position)
Organization: Federal Defenders Eastern WA & ID
Location: Spokane,  WA 
United States
Salary: $66,214 - $100,975
Posting Start Date: 8/10/2022
Date Posted: 8/10/2022
Requirements What experience you’ll need. None, and that’s the best part about our fellowship program. We’ll train you from soup to nuts. Initial case assignments will be simple (e.g., supervised release violations and simple criminal cases), allowing you to become comfortable with how holistic representation works. Once you’re comfortable, your case assignments will become more complex. The assignments will vary, but you’ll likely work on cases involving immigration, firearms, drugs, fraud, and sex offenses. And since both our offices are surrounded by Native American lands, we also see cases coming from those lands, including assaults, murders, and robberies.

What qualifications you’ll need. Even though you don’t need experience, you’ll still need to meet the following qualifications:
- be a graduate of an accredited law school;
- be admitted to practice before the highest court in a state (or be licensed by November 1, 2022);
- be eligible for admission to the courts where we practice (i.e., the Eastern District of Washington; the District of Idaho; and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals);
- have fewer than three (3) years of professional experience;
- Spanish fluency is preferred but not required;
- be tech-savvy, as we are a paper-light office; and
- be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 by hire date.

What you’ll need to be willing to do. Travel. You’ll make regular day trips (and some overnight travel) in order to investigate cases, appear for court, and meet with your clients. These trips will be throughout Washington and Idaho, but may also take you to other places as well.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/8/2022
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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