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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Federal Public Defender

Thursday, October 20, 2005

  • Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit. This is a newly created, full time position located in Las Vegas. The Unit represents death-sentenced prisoners in federal habeas corpus litigation proceedings throughout Nevada. The position is dependent on fiscal year funding.

Applicants must possess strong writing ability, a commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, and litigation experience in at least one of the following areas: criminal law and/or death penalty litigation, habeas corpus litigation, complex federal court civil litigation. Habeas experience highly desirable but not required. High academic qualifications and exceptional writing ability will be considered in lieu of experience. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus. A background in any area of mental health and/or social work is also helpful. The position requires travel for litigation and investigation.

Applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar. If not a member of the Nevada Bar, the successful applicant will be expected to take and pass the Nevada Bar examination at the first available opportunity.

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

Qualified persons may apply by forwarding a letter of interest, resume with experience described in detail, and representative writing sample to:

Brian Abbington

Law Offices of the Federal Public Defender

330 South Third Street, Suite 700

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101.

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