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AFPD - Colorado

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER

 

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks a superior attorney to join our office. This is a full-time position stationed in our Colorado 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. Our Assistant Federal Public Defenders provide zealous, professional legal representation to defendants in the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming and before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Job Description:  This is a hybrid appellate and trial side Motions Team position. The Motions Team conducts advanced legal research and writing in our most complex cases. These duties will include preparing legal research memoranda; writing briefs, motions, and jury instructions; and tracking and advising our offices about case law developments. The Motions Team supports both offices, but this is not simply a support position. You will appear in court, and may have primary responsibility for oral argument in your cases at both the trial and appellate levels.  Case demands may require travel.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

LEGAL ASSISTANT


The Federal Public Defender, Districts of Colorado and Wyoming, seeks a full-time legal secretary 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 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. 

INVESTIGATOR - WY


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

INVESTIGATOR – WYOMING

The Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming seeks an investigator to join our Cheyenne, Wyoming 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: The investigator provides investigative and litigation support to staff attorneys representing persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.  

The successful applicant will have at least eight years of investigative criminal defense experience and substantial experience managing, indexing, and analyzing cases with large digital discovery. This position requires a strong and established work ethic, including the ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity.  Strong writing skills are essential to this work.



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