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Criminal Law Attorney in Williamsport, PA

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Company name

Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


Williamsport, PA

Date Last Verified

Aug 02,2018

Posted on

Aug 01,2018

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Assistant Federal Public Defender Duties: Operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. Must have thorough knowledge of, and demonstrated excellence in, all phases of federal criminal practice, including: grand jury; arraignments; researching, drafting, and arguing pretrial motions; plea negotiations; trials (as first chair); post-conviction motions; and sentencing. Must have 7+ years of directly relevant federal criminal practice experience or five years in the office of a federal defender. Fluent in Spanish is a plus. In addition, as the sole AFPD in the office, some minor supervisory and administrative duties will be required. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Must be a member in good standing of a State Bar in which he or she is currently admitted, and be eligible for immediate admission to the Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Interviews will be conducted on September 5 and 6. Employment must commence no later than October 15, 2018. Deadline: August 23, 2018

Additional info

Send a letter of interest, resume, and references. No telephone calls or e-mails please.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Office of the Federal Public Defender - Middle District of Pennsylvania
100 Chestnut Street
Suite 306
Harrisburg, PA 17101