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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

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Company name

Federal Public Defender's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

Feb 27,2018

Posted on

Feb 26,2018

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Assistant Federal Public Defender Duties The candidate will serve as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in its Pittsburgh office. Will primarily involve legal representation of indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court, though the position may also require providing representation to individuals in federal habeas corpus proceedings. Managing a caseload with cases at varying stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings an at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, experts, witnesses and family members, and other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Experience

Qualification: The candidate should be must be a graduate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of a state bar, and 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 personal and professional integrity. Trial experience, as well as excellent research, writing and oral advocacy skills, are required. Should be prepared to immediately undertake the representation of clients in serious criminal cases, and have a working knowledge of the United States Sentencing Guidelines.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Additional info

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT # 2018-03 Send resume. Apply online. No emails. No telephone calls.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Federal Public Defender's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania
1001 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1500
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Pittsburgh, PA 15222