Job Details

Assistant Federal Public Defender

Company name

Federal Public Defender For The District of Oregon

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 24, 2021

Valid Through

Jun 09, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 79648 to 161882 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Portland, OR, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Federal Public Defender
Duties: Represent indigent individuals charged with violating federal criminal statutes by handling all stages of federal criminal trial matters in the district court. Frequently appear in court before both magistrate judges and district court judges. Court appearances include: initial appearances, pretrial release hearings, motion hearings, trials, sentencings, appeals, and probation violation proceedings. Advocate for clients from diverse backgrounds, including those with histories of trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Work in teams with investigators, paralegals, legal assistants, social workers, and contracted experts. Support clients with holistic problem?solving during pretrial, trial, and sentencing proceedings, as well as with reentry into the community. Write persuasive briefs to achieve client goals and work for improvement in the law. Maintain frequent client contact in person, by phone, and in writing.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be a graduate of an accredited law school and an active member in good standing of the bar in any state, territory or possession. Must have 5+ years of state or federal criminal practice, have recent, substantial criminal felony trial?level experience; strong written and oral advocacy skills; and a proven commitment to indigent criminal defense. Must have the knowledge, skills, and ability needed to immediately defend indigent individuals in criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Strong technological, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required. A demonstrated commitment to and comfort working with diverse communities and with clients from a range of backgrounds is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Federal court experience, immigration law experience, and Spanish?language skills are all preferred qualifications.

Additional info

Send a letter of interest, a writing sample, and 3 references. No phone calls please.

Company info

Travis Southworth-Neumeye
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender For The District of Oregon
859 Willamette Street
Suite 200
Eugene, OR 97401

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