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Assistant Federal Public Defender, Appellate Unit

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Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 20, 2021

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Mar 21, 2021

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Min 1 yrs required


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Litigation >> Litigation - Appellate
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Assistant Federal Public Defender, Appellate Unit
Candidate will provide extensive legal-issue support for criminal cases in the United States District Court, and pursues post-conviction habeas relief in appropriate cases. May therefore include: (1) researching, briefing, and arguing cases in the District Court, the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court; (2) assisting the office’s trial attorneys in identifying legal issues in complex cases by researching and drafting motions, objections, and memoranda, as well as arguing those legal issues in the District Court; (3) litigating post-conviction motions; and (4) monitoring relevant legal developments and training other lawyers on the impact of those developments.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be members in good standing of a state bar. Must have the experience necessary to undertake the defense of serious federal criminal cases before the United States district court and the ninth circuit court of appeals. Should be experienced in litigating direct appeals of federal criminal offenses and constitutional claims and well-versed with the federal sentencing guidelines. Must have solid legal research and writing and oral advocacy skills and be committed to a team-based, client-focused approach to litigation.

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Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a writing sample.

Company info

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender District of Nevada
411 E. Bonneville,
Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101