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Senior Legal Assistant



The Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, seeks a full-time senior legal assistant for the Denver, Colorado office.  The office 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:  The senior legal assistant provides secretarial and clerical support to staff attorneys representing indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  The office environment is collaborative, positive, and client-centered.

Duties include, but are not limited to:  performance of a full range of legal secretarial functions; edit and proofread initial drafts of motions and briefs utilizing knowledge of legal terminology; generate table of contents and table of authorities for briefs; prepare correspondence and pleadings for attorneys; prepare pleadings indexes; maintain court and attorney calendars; arrange meetings or telephone calls between attorneys and clients; organize case files and handle case management functions as assigned; receive and route incoming telephone calls and mail; deliver and pickup documents from court. 




The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks an appellate attorney to join our office’s established Appellate Section in Denver. The Office of the Federal Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A) to provide court-appointed defense services to persons prosecuted in our nation’s federal courts.   

Job Description:  The Appellate Assistant Federal Public Defender will provide zealous and professional appellate representation to indigent persons challenging their convictions and sentences in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  Appellate appointments include cold-record appeals from any district within the Tenth Circuit (CO, KS, NM, OK, UT & WY).  Travel outside Denver may be required on occasion.  Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

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