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Assistant Federal Public Defender - Seattle, WA
The Assistant Federal Public Defender (AFPD) will advocate for our clients charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The AFPD will assume an active caseload ranging from complex felonies to misdemeanors. The position requires managing cases at various stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs, and motions; appearing on behalf of clients in court hearings and at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, and family members; and performing other duties as assigned. The AFPD will work to uphold every person’s right to be presumed innocent, to provide a vigorous defense at trial, and to receive a fair sentence if convicted. They will advocate for humane sentences by collaborating with teams of investigators, paralegals, social workers, and other staff to develop mitigation evidence and to present judges with fully developed views of our clients and their lives, not merely their charges. This position requires some travel throughout our district and occasional out-of-district travel. Lawyers in the Seattle office may also be assigned to cases filed in the Tacoma courthouse.

Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender - Seattle, WA
Organization: Federal Public Defender, Western District of Washington
Location: Seattle,  WA 
United States
Salary: $73,098 to $171,152
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 11/1/2022
 Applicants must be law-school graduates, licensed attorneys in good standing with a federal or state bar, and eligible for admission to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Applicants must have at least two years of criminal defense trial and sentencing experience and have significant writing experience. Partial telework is available for this position. Full-time telework is not. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, or meet the other requirements of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and should be available to start no later than January 16, 2023. Offers are conditioned upon applicants being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of hire date. As a condition of employment, candidates must be fingerprinted and successfully complete a background check.

Status: This listing expires on: 1/30/2023
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Federal Public Defender, Western District of Washington
1601 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700

Seattle,  WA 98101
United States
Lynn Shamulka