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Trial Team Leader
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. has one or more vacancies for an experienced attorney with a significant history of criminal law practice to serve as Trial Team Leader.  This attorney should have a significant history of litigation including various types of trial experience, original motion work, and evidentiary hearings.  This attorney should also have the ability to mentor, supervise, and manage a group of attorneys with varying levels of experience.
The Trial Team Leaders of Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. are responsible for supervising trial teams comprised of 6-10 attorneys with differing levels of experience in federal criminal trial practice. The Trial Team Leader oversees, assists with, and provides professional advice and guidance to develop the in-court and in-office legal work done by trial team members.
The Trial Team Leader assigns cases to their trial team to ensure that work is distributed equitably among the team while keeping in mind the goals of the organization as a whole. The Trial Team Leader is also responsible for conducting case-review meetings with every trial team member to ensure high-quality legal representation is maintained, observing trial team members’ in-court work, attending brainstorms for all trial team members whenever practicable, regularly meeting with the trial team, and writing performance reviews annually for of each trial team member. Trial Team Leaders are also responsible for ensuring that their team members comply with certain case management duties, such as keeping time in defenderData, closing cases, and other office requirements.
The Trial Team Leader also works to foster good communication between trial team members and with other groups in the office, such as investigators, interpreters, and support staff.  The Trial Team Leaders are responsible for developing a teamwork relationship with management as well as supervisors of all departments throughout the office. The Trial Team Leader promotes effective Federal Defender Organization operations and ensures that FDSDI is carrying out its commitment to defend the indigent accused as zealously and professionally as possible.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position includes health insurance, life insurance, and 401k. Salary is payable only by direct deposit. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background verification. All education, experience, training, and certifications will be verified.
Selection of position will be based solely on merit without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity (including transgender identity and transitioning), gender expression and sex stereotyping, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition or information (including genetic information), family care or medical leave status, military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, enrollment in a public assistance program, engaging in protected communications regarding employee wages, requesting a reasonable accommodation on the basis of disability or bona fide religious belief or practice, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume highlighting relevant skills and experience to Kasha Castillo, Executive Director, CAS_Employment@fd.org.
Position open until filled.
Position: Trial Team Leader
Organization: Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
Location: San Diego,  CA 
United States
Salary: Supervisory Salary $150,358 to Maximum $176,200
Posting Start Date: 12/1/2022
Date Posted: 12/1/2022
Requirements https://fdsdi.com/attorneys/
Status: This listing expires on: 3/1/2023
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Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc.
225 Broadway
Ste 900
San Diego,  CA 92101
United States
Gina Watanabe