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Litigation - General Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

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Company name

Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Harrisburg, PA

Date Last Verified

Oct 13,2017

Posted on

Jun 17,2017

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Research And Writing Specialist Duties: Provides advanced legal research and writing services and litigation assistance to staff attorneys working in the Unit, who are representing clients in federal capital habeas corpus proceedings. Duties include knowledge of the latest developments in habeas corpus and criminal procedure; drafting petitions and appellate briefs in the federal courts; analyzing and researching records; extensive client contact and correspondence, and field work gathering records and conducting investigation. Appear in court only in exceptional circumstances.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Must be a law school graduate. Admission to the Pennsylvania Bar or willingness and qualification to either sit for Pennsylvania Bar or waive-in within 1 year is required. Capital and/or criminal defense experience preferred. 3+ years of comparable work is required. Must have demonstrated proficiency in legal research and writing. Requires knowledge of federal and state court systems and familiarity with federal habeas corpus or other post-conviction litigation. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Work effectively in a team-based environment; possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and be able to work independently and set priorities to meet critical deadlines.

Company info

Amanda Lebby
Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania
100 Chestnut Street,
Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101