Job Details


Company name

Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Valid Through

Dec 28, 2020

Posted on

Sep 14, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 65014 to 109500 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
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Candidate will be expected to provide paralegal services for our clients charged with criminal offenses or involved in post-conviction proceedings in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Will provide an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding environment. Provide litigation support for our clients under the direction of the case attorney, Chief Paralegal and the Federal Defender. Providing case support at varying stages of litigation; organizing and maintaining voluminous discovery and ESI using a range of formats and platforms; reviewing and analyzing discovery and case documents; gathering and maintaining records; preparing pleadings efficiently and with attention to detail; identifying subject matter experts, assisting with hiring and working with experts, and maintaining a database of experts; maintaining regular communication with clients and assisting clients with ancillary matters; preparing demonstrative evidence and exhibits for pleadings, hearings, and trials; coordinating witnesses for hearings; assisting attorneys at hearings, trials and sentencings, including using presentation software Trial Director and PowerPoint; assisting attorneys in preparing voir dire, jury instructions, and trial pleadings; preparing appellate briefs and of Excerpts of Record; and contributing to sentencing mitigation packages, including written submissions, letters of support, and mitigation videos.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have 3+ years of paralegal experience and three years of general experience. A college degree or the equivalent is preferred. Encourage who have equivalent experience. Computer litigation support experience preferred. Spanish fluency is a plus. Manage a challenging caseload, organize case materials, determine priorities, work flexible hours, possess a reputation for integrity, work in a team environment and independently, have excellent oral and written communication and people skills, be proficient in technology, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to drive.
Deadline: October 9, 2020

Additional info

POSITION #:2020-02. Send a letter of interest, resume and 2 work references (including names, addresses, and telephone numbers). No telephone calls.

Company info

Michael Filipovic
Federal Public Defender
Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington
Westlake Center Office Tower
1601 5th Avenue , Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101

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