Job Details

Assistant Federal Defender

Company name

Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type



Indianapolis, IN

Date Last Verified

Mar 08,2018

Posted on

Mar 06,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Federal Defender The candidate must be admitted to the practice of law and eligible for admission to the federal Bar. Will have experience dealing with mentally ill persons and some capital litigation experience in direct appeal, state post-conviction or federal habeas corpus proceedings. Other related experience may be considered. Duties: Attorneys will represent death-sentenced prisoners in proceedings brought under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 proceedings including district court, on appeal, and at the Supreme Court. Attorneys will carry a full case load and will represent clients through all stages of the habeas corpus proceeding. Will be able to develop strong client relationships, digest large case files, and investigative materials, write fact and law intensive pleadings, and work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including paralegals, investigators, mitigation specialists, experts, and other witnesses. This position will require the ability to travel. Will demonstrate passion and a clear dedication to indigent defense in criminal cases. Must possess extraordinary communication skills with clients, witnesses, colleagues, staff, and court appointed agency personnel. Deadline October 1, 2018.

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Company info

Sara Varner
Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc.
111 Monument Circle
Suite 752
Indianapolis, IN 46204-5172

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