Assistant Federal Public Defender - Wyoming Trial Division

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Job location
Casper, WY
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Office of the Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
Street address: 
633 17th Street, Suite 1000
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

Job Description: This is a full-time position, stationed in our office in Casper, Wyoming. The Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation at court hearings, covering initial appearances and subsequent stages of federal criminal proceedings, primarily on the Casper docket. Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation. The AFPD assigned to Casper will be supported by colleagues in the Cheyenne and Denver FPD offices.


Applicants must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

The successful applicant will have at least five years of substantial experience in criminal defense. Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including challenges and examinations), dispositive motions practice, sentencing mitigation, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming between Casper and remote detention facilities is required. Proficiency in Spanish is useful but not required.

To apply: 

How to Apply: Apply via email by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample that is your own work. No phone calls please.

Applications should be sent to: Kim W. Bechard, Administrative Officer, at [email protected] .

Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Friday, May 22, 2020