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Assistant Federal Public Defender

Company name

Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Cheyenne, WY

Date Last Verified

Jan 29,2018

Posted on

Jan 12,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Assistant Federal Public Defender Duties: Provides zealous, professional legal representation, in writing and at court hearings, in all stages of federal criminal proceedings pending in the District of Wyoming. Duties include the investigation and defense of complex and diverse federal cases, comprehensive legal research, extensive motions practice, and frequent courtroom litigation.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be 1) a graduate of an accredited law school; 2) licensed by the highest court of a state, federal territory, or the District of Columbia; 3) a member in good standing in all courts where admitted to practice; and 4) a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency. Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check and an IRS tax check. Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law. 5+ years of substantial experience in criminal defense, preferably in federal court. Substantial experience includes primary responsibility for jury trials in felony cases, previous work with scientific expert witnesses (including challenges and examinations), dispositive motions practice, and management of voluminous discovery. A strong and established work ethic, a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, a team-oriented professional demeanor, and a reputation for personal integrity are essential. Superior research and writing and oral advocacy skills are required. Extensive driving, largely within the District of Wyoming and between our Casper and Cheyenne courts, is required. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

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Send letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample.

Company info

Kim W. Bechard
Administrative Officer
Federal Public Defender for the Districts of Colorado and Wyoming
633 17th Street
Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80202

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