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ProfileResearch and Writing Specialist The candidate drafts motions, memoranda, petitions, and briefs to be filled in the US District Court, the US Court of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court. Consults with the assistant defenders on legal issues arising in motion practice, evidentiary hearings, trials, and appeals, and on general advice to clients. Performs general paralegal duties, case management, calendaring, and other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should be a graduate of an accredited law school, and admitted to practice in good standing before the highest court of a state. Should be licensed to practice in the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi by the time of entrance on duty. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi, or must become so licensed at the earliest opportunity after entrance on duty. Experience in handling federal criminal cases including the federal sentencing guidelines is preferred.
Submit letter of interest, resume, and representative writing sample.
Federal Public Defender, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
2510 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501