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ProfileResearch And Writing Specialist The candidate provides legal research and writing services to the Defender and Assistant Defenders in support of their representation of indigent defendants in federal court. Performs computer assisted legal research; aids in development of legal strategies; drafts motions, briefs, legal memoranda, etc.; trains and assists legal interns. The Research and Writing Specialist is not authorized to make court appearances, sign pleadings, or engage in the private practice of law. Must be a law school graduate who has been admitted to and is in good standing before a state bar, has a thorough working knowledge of criminal law, excellent writing and analytical skills, and a high degree of computer literacy â€“ including proficiency in Word, Adobe Acrobat, and computer assisted legal research. The successful candidate will have: excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to prioritize, to work independently and cooperatively; and a commitment to the principle of equal access to justice. Deadline: August 19, 2018.
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Federal Public Defender District of Connecticut
10 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06106-1976