Assistant Federal Defender

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Job location
835 Georgia Avenue
Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37402
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee,Inc.
Street address: 
800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2400
City: 
Knoxville
State: 
Tennessee
ZIP: 
37929
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - ASSISTANT FEDERAL DEFENDER - CHATTANOOGA, TN

Federal Defender Services of Eastern Tennessee, Inc. (FDSET) is now accepting applications for an attorney in its Chattanooga office. FDSET is the Community Defender Organization [18 U.S.C. §3006A(g)(2)(B)] for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Salary commensurate with experience and equivalent to salaries for Assistant United States Attorneys with similar experience. The caseload is varied and includes drug, firearms, and immigration offenses, a variety of fraud offenses, and other miscellaneous federal petty offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies.

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.

Requirements: 

Applicants must have substantial criminal trial experience, 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. 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. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

To apply: 

SUBMIT APPLICATION which must include a resume and THREE REFERENCES by February 24, 2017, to FDSET, 800 S. Gay Street, Suite 2400, Knoxville, Tennessee 37929, or [email protected]. NO telephone calls, please. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
FDSET IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 3, 2017
Expiration date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017