Job Details

Assistant Federal Defender

Company name

Federal Public Defender Southern District of Ohio

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Sep 25,2018

Posted on

Jun 12,2018


Columbus, OH
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Assistant Federal Defender/Capital Habeas Unit The candidate will be an attorney position which provides representation to clients in federal habeas proceedings who have been sentenced to death in the state courts of Ohio. Specifically the individual writes briefs, motions, petitions, legal memoranda and represents petitioners in capital habeas proceeding in federal court from the initial petition through appeal and clemency. The position requires trips to prison for client visits, and the ability to work with teams of attorneys and investigators representing people sentenced to death.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must be a graduate from an accredited law school and a member in good standing of a state bar and immediately eligible for District Court/Circuit bar admission. At least 10 years of legal work experience is desired. Significant experience in capital cases, habeas and/or post-conviction work is required. Should have a commitment to providing quality representation to indigent defendants and have a reputation for personal integrity. Strong computer research, word processing, and interpersonal communication skills are essential for this position, as is the ability to analyze legal issues from lengthy, complex records and write clearly and concisely. Successful applicants will be able to prioritize projects and work both independently and cooperatively. Assistant Federal Defenders may not engage in the private practice of law.

Additional info

Position Announcement 18-003

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Federal Public Defender Southern District of Ohio
10 West Broad Street,
Suite 1020
Columbus, OH 43215