Assistant Federal Public Defender

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Job location
1642 E Garfield Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Federal Public Defender, District of Utah
Salt Lake City
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

This position is for a licensed attorney with a minimum of four years experience to provide professional legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court, District of Utah. Successful applicants must have a commitment to the representation of indigent persons. Responsibilities include managing an extensive caseload; preparing pleading, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; reviewing various documents; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, family members and others. Applicants must possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff and court and agency personnel. Spanish speaker strongly desired. Travel for investigation and training required. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

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Applicants must be (1) a graduate of an accredited law school; (2) admitted to practice and in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (3) licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court by the time of entrance on duty. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in and for the United States.

To apply: 

Submit an application package that includes a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample and three professional references in PDF format by email to: [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020