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Assistant Federal Public Defender

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The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas

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Date Last Verified

Feb 24, 2021

Valid Through

Jun 09, 2021

Posted on

Feb 22, 2021


Midland, TX, United States

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Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Federal Public Defender
Candidate will operate under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court to individuals unable to afford counsel. Will represent clients charged with federal criminal offenses and clients involved in other matters covered under the Criminal Justice Act. Travel for investigation, litigation, and training, and may involve foreign travel. Federal public defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be: (1) a graduate of an accredited law school and admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state; and (2) licensed to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. 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 integrity. Must also possess the ability to communicate effectively with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court and agency personnel as part of their employment. Experience in handling federal criminal cases is preferred.

Additional info

Send letter of interest (mentioning announcement 21-08), resume, and representative writing sample, with 3 references.

Company info

Maureen Scott Franco
Federal Public Defender
The Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Texas
Federal Building
700 E. San Antonio Street , D-401
El Paso, TX 79901

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