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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Executive Director

Thursday, April 13, 2006

  • Texas Defender Service

Executive Director
Texas Defender Service

Texas Defender Service (TDS) is seeking an Executive Director. TDS is a private, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of legal representation provided to those facing the death penalty in Texas. TDS directly represents death row inmates, consults in capital cases at all phases of the proceedings, participates in attorney training, and conducts research and data collection projects regarding the application of the death penalty in Texas. TDS has offices in Houston and Austin. The Executive Director could be located in either office.

Supervise/consult in litigation at the trial and post-conviction levels; direct policy, research, and education initiatives; supervise two law offices; and work to ensure the continued financial viability of the organization.

At least 10 years of criminal defense litigation/policy experience (including at least 4 years of capital defense litigation) and a demonstrated commitment to serving indigent persons.

Salary is commensurate with experience, benefits package provided.

Applications should be submitted by May 1, 2006. Interested persons are invited to send a cover letter and resume to:

David R. Dow
University of Houston
Law Center
100 Law Center
Houston, Texas 77204-6060
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