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Assistant Federal Public Defender
The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas seeks an attorney to join our branch office in Wichita, Kansas. Our office provides high-quality, holistic representation to people charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney. We operate under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act.
Assistant Federal Public Defenders zealously and professionally represent clients in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment. Responsibilities include managing an extensive caseload; working closely with clients; interviewing witnesses and family members; developing release plans; reviewing discovery; preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; developing litigation strategies; working with experts; assisting CJA panel attorneys; and in-court litigation through all stages of a criminal case. Some travel is necessary. Attorneys in our office may not engage in the private practice of law.
Position: Assistant Federal Public Defender
Organization: Federal defender
Location: Wichita,  KS 
United States
Salary: $64,009 to $104,880
Posting Start Date: 3/13/2020
Date Posted: 3/13/2020
Requirements Required: (1) graduation from an accredited law school; (2) admission to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia; (3) admission to practice in the US District Court for the District of Kansas by the time of entrance on duty; (4) admission to practice in the State of Kansas by the time of entrance on duty, or at the earliest opportunity thereafter; and (5) US citizenship or work authorization.
We are looking for applicants with a demonstrated commitment to client-centered indigent defense, and an ability to work well in a team environment. We value your court experience, your creativity, and your superior research and writing skills. We are willing to train the right candidate and are looking for attorneys who have recently completed judicial clerkships or fellowships or who have less than five years of experience.  

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range is $64,009 to $104,880, commensurate with that of an Assistant U.S. Attorney with similar qualifications. The position is full-time with federal benefits, including health and life insurance, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by direct deposit. A final offer of employment is subject to funding and a background check.

How to Apply:

Apply by emailing a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a recent writing sample in a single pdf document to KSFPD@fd.orgOpen until filled; priority consideration given to applications received by March 27, 2020. No phone calls.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/11/2020
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Federal defender

Wichita,  KS 67202
United States