Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney in Charlotte, NC

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Company name

Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


USA Charlotte, NC

Date Last Verified

Jul 29,2018

Posted on

Jul 28,2018

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Assistant Federal Public Defender (Appellate) Duties: Handling traditional appeals, our appellate team provides extensive legal-issue support to the office’s trial teams while also aggressively pursuing post-conviction relief in appropriate cases. May include: (1) researching, briefing, and arguing cases in the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court; (2) assisting the office’s trial attorneys in identifying legal issues in pending cases, and researching and drafting motions, objections, and memoranda in those cases; (3) litigating post-conviction motions arising from retroactive judicial decisions or Sentencing Guidelines amendments; and (4) monitoring relevant legal developments and helping to train the office’s lawyers, and other criminal defense practitioners, on the impact of those developments.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Candidates must be law school graduates and members in good standing of the Bar of any state or federal district court. Should have sufficient experience to undertake the defense of serious criminal cases before the United States District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A strong academic background and excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills. Appellate experience in federal court is preferred. Prior judicial clerkship experience is preferred.
Applications received by August 17, 2018

Additional info

Send letter of interest, resume, and representative writing sample, with 3 references.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Federal Defenders of Western North Carolina
129 West Trade Street
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202-2609