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ProfileAssistant Federal Public Defender
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school, and be a member in good standing of the highest court in the state where licensed, but a Texas bar license is strongly preferred. Must either be (a) admitted to and in good standing with the Texas State Bar, or (b) a member in good standing of another state's bar and be willing to take and able to pass the Texas State Bar examination, if required, within the next 2 offerings after employment begins and be admitted to the Texas State Bar within 2 years after employment begins. Preferred capital litigation experience in direct appeal, state post-conviction, or federal habeas corpus proceedings. Other related experience may be considered. Must be team-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills and a commitment to criminal defense for those facing the death penalty. Will have an established capacity or clearly demonstrated aptitude for excellence in criminal defense practice, a commitment to the representation of indigent accused persons, and a reputation for integrity. must have the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their employment. must also have skills for collaboration, strategic litigation, compassionate representation, and unique approaches to the issues affecting clients.
Position Announcement 21-06. Send a letter of interest (mentioning announcement number), a resume, references, and representative writing sample.
Victoria B. Longoria
The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas
504 Lavaca St.,
Austin, TX 78701-2860