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The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, with locations in Denver and Cheyenne, serves two states. Since its founding in 1975, the office has been appointed to provide trial and appellate legal representation – in federal district court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court – to persons charged with or convicted of crimes. click here for more information | en español

District of Colorado Panel Attorney Applications are now being Accepted

The District of Colorado Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee is accepting applications for the felony and misdemeanor Panels of attorneys. Eligibility requirements are set out in the District of Colorado Criminal Justice Act Plan, Section VI, Part E, found HERE

Applications must be received no later than March 9, 2018. This is a hard deadline. No exceptions will be made. CLICK HERE or the image below to apply.


AFPD - Wyoming




The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior trial attorney to join our office.  The Office of the Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to represent individuals who are unable to afford counsel and prosecuted in our federal courts.   

Job Description:  This is full-time position, stationed in our branch office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The Assistant Federal Public Defender provides zealous, professional legal representation, in writing and at court hearings, in all stages of federal criminal proceedings pending in the District of Wyoming.  Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation.  While our AFPDs are solely responsible for most cases, our office culture is one of collaborative teamwork. 

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