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JOB OPENING: Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit (OK)

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Organization: Federal Public Defender Capital Habeas Unit, Western District of Oklahoma

JOB OPENING: Assistant Federal Public Defender

FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS DEATH PENALTY DIVISION
FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER ORGANIZATION
WESTERN DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit. The Unit represents death sentenced
prisoners in federal habeas corpus litigation proceedings throughout Oklahoma. This is
a full time position located in Oklahoma City,

Applicants must possess strong writing ability, a commitment to poverty law or indigent
criminal defense, and no less than five years experience in at least one of the following
areas: lead counsel in criminal defense litigation, death penalty defense litigation, habeas
corpus litigation, or complex federal court civil litigation. Capital Habeas experience
desirable but not required. The position requires travel.

Salary commensurate with experience and education, equivalent to salaries for Assistant
U.S. Attorneys with similar experience.

Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, resume, representative
writing sample of the applicant’s work product, and professional references to:

Gary Farris, Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender
Western District of Oklahoma
215 Dean A. McGee, Suite 109
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Application packages must be received no later than March 31, 2014.

The Federal Public Defender Organization for the Western District of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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