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ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER – TWO-YEAR TERM POSITION
This full-time position will primarily be responsible for covering the criminal
docket at the Yosemite Federal Courthouse, which contains a unique and varied assortment of misdemeanor offenses involving clients from all parts of the globe. The Office of the Federal Defender operates under the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, representing indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related court matters.
Position announced on 8/26/19 and is open until filled, with preference given to applications received by 9/6/19. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Applicants will be notified before any communication with listed references.

All applicants must either be admitted to the State Bar of California or be a member in good standing of another state’s bar and be admitted to the California Bar within two years of starting. This position is a full-time, two-year term position with federal salary based on qualifications and experience. Federal government benefits apply, including health, life, and long-term care insurances, retirement benefits, thrift savings program, and flexible spending accounts. Direct pay deposit required.

To apply, please submit as a single Adobe pdf file a cover letter, résumé, writing sample, three references, and a completed Application for Judicial Branch Employment form (AO78), http://www.cae-fpd.org/AO_78.pdf , to the following email: cae_hr@fd.org
 
Position: ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER – TWO-YEAR TERM POSITION
Organization: The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California
Location: Fresno,  CA 
United States
Salary: Based on experience.
Posting Start Date: 8/26/2019
Date Posted: 8/27/2019
Requirements The Fresno Office currently seeks a defense attorney with criminal law or federal clerkship experience. Spanish fluency is a plus. Immediate responsibilities include managing a sizeable caseload with cases at varying litigation stages; appearing on behalf of clients in court hearings and other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; preparing pleadings, briefs, and motions; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, and family members; and other duties as assigned.
Applicants must have excellent legal writing and oral advocacy skills, computer-assisted legal research proficiency, the ability to work in a collaborative team environment, and effective organizational skills with the ability to set priorities.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/25/2019
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The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California
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Fresno,  CA 93721
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Lupe Hernandez