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Assistant Federal Defender

We need a full-time Assistant Federal Defender to fill a position in our Greeneville Office located at 219 W. Depot Street, Suite 200, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743. The caseload is varied and includes drug, firearms, and immigration offenses; fraud offenses, and miscellaneous federal petty offenses, misdemeanors, and other felonies.  
Responsibilities include managing an extensive 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 investigation, litigation, and training.  Defender attorneys 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 by Friday, November 11, 2022.  No telephone calls, please.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. 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.
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Position: Assistant Federal Defender
Organization: Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
Location: Knoxville,  TN 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 10/31/2022
Date Posted: 10/31/2022
Requirements J.D. degree from an accredited law school; must be an active member in good standing of a state bar; Tennessee bar not required but encouraged; licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty, proficiency in Spanish a plus.  Applicants must have substantial criminal trial experience (at least three years) with strong writing and advocacy skills; knowledge of federal criminal trial practice and federal sentencing; a reputation for personal and professional integrity; a commitment to the representation of indigent defendants and an ability to work well in a team environment.  Applicants must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their employment. 
Status: This listing expires on: 1/29/2023
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Organization Information
Name:
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Inc. (Knoxville, TN)
Address:
800 South Gay Street
Suite 2400
Knoxville,  TN 37929-9714
United States
Email:
Sharon_Buckingham@fd.org
Phone:
(865) 637-7979
Fax:
Contact:
Sharon Buckingham, Personnel Administrator