Assistant Federal Public Defender

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Job location
300 Pearl Street
Suite 200
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Federal Public Defender, Western District of New York
Street address: 
300 Pearl Street, Suite 200
New York
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

An Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Responsibilities include managing an extensive caseload with cases at varying stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs, and motions; representing clients in trial, hearings and at other related proceedings; reviewing various documents; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members, and others.


All applicants must either be admitted to the State Bar of New York or be a member in good standing of another state bar. Five years of trial or federal criminal defense experience is strongly preferred. Applicants must have strong writing and advocacy skills, the ability to work in a team environment, and a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense. Computer proficiency is required.

This is a full-time position that precludes the private practice of law. Employees are considered at-will and are not covered by the Civil Service Reform Act. A final offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation including name, fingerprint and IRS tax check

To apply: 

To apply, forward letter of interest, resume, the AO 78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment, three references, and writing sample in .pdf format to:

Chelsea Miller, Case Management Assistant
[email protected]
Subject Reference: AFPD-Buffalo

This position announcement is available until Friday, February 9, 2018. All responses will remain confidential. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE The Federal Public Defender Is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women & Minorities Are Encouraged to Apply.
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Expiration date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018