Job Details

Assistant Federal Defender

Company name

Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 14,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Indianapolis, IN
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Federal Defender The candidate will be responsible for managing the 2255 Unit and report directly to the Executive Director. Will lead a team of lawyers, investigators, mitigation staff, and others. Responsible for Unit budgeting in collaboration with the Executive Director and Administrative Officer. Must be admitted to the practice of law in the highest court in the state where licensed and eligible for admission to the Federal Bar. Should preferably have experience dealing with mentally ill persons and 5+ years of capital defense litigation experience in trial, direct appeal, state post-conviction, or federal habeas corpus proceedings. Other related experience may be considered. Should be immediately able to undertake the hiring of other personnel; be skilled in managing the training and supervision of staff charged with the representation of death row prisoners; be a talented legal writer, a proven advocate, and a creative thinker; and have a track record of positive results leading teams comprised of multi-disciplinary, high functioning persons. A background in any area of mental health and/or social work is strongly preferred. Some management experience is preferred. Travel is required. Start Date: October 1, 2018.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references with '2255 Unit CHIEF 2018' in the subject line. No phone calls.

Company info

Sara Varner
Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.
111 Monument Circle
Suite 752
Indianapolis, IN 46204-5172