Employment

Assistant Federal Public Defender – Las Vegas Office
Posted: May 04, 2017

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Public Defender position in the Capital Habeas Unit.  This is a full time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must possess demonstrated commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, strong writing, oral advocacy ability and experience in at least one of the following areas:  criminal law especially in habeas corpus litigation, and/or complex federal court civil litigation.  The position requires occasional travel.  Applicants must be team oriented and be immediately able to undertake representation of habeas petitioners currently litigating in every stage of the habeas proceedings.

Applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar.  Federal salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience, consistent with federal guidelines and regulations.  Hiring is based upon the availability of funding.

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

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check.

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Assistant Federal Public Defender – Las Vegas Office
Posted: May 02, 2017

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in the non-capital habeas unit.  This is a full time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must possess demonstrated commitment to poverty law or indigent criminal defense, strong writing, oral advocacy ability and litigation experience in at least one of the following areas:  criminal law especially in post-conviction litigation or appellate litigation, or complex federal court civil litigation.  The position requires occasional travel.  Applicants must be team oriented, have at least three years of relevant experience, and be immediately able to undertake representation of habeas petitioners currently litigating in every stage of the habeas proceedings.

Applicant must be a member in good standing of a state bar. Applicant must also be willing to take the Nevada Bar Exam or comply with provisional licensure requirements for the State Bar of Nevada. Federal salary and benefits are based upon qualifications and experience, consistent with federal guidelines and regulations.  Hiring is based upon the availability of funding.

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

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position open until filled, however preference will be given for applications received by May 19, 2017.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check.

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Legal/Administrative Assistant – Las Vegas Office
Posted: April 26, 2017

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a Legal/Administrative Assistant. This is a full-time position located in the Las Vegas Office. This position will provide the legal secretarial and administrative support for the Federal Public Defender, First Assistant, and Administrative Unit.

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Applicants must have excellent computer and word processing skills including Microsoft Office proficiency; be detail-oriented and efficient in preparing and filing pleadings; and possess effective communication and organizational skills.  Duties include: administrative and legal support for the Federal Public Defender and First Assistant, including scheduling meetings and travel, as well as assistance with the administration and scheduling of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes.  Administrative Unit duties include, but are not limited to, travel and payment processing, procurement, and expert contract review.  A minimum of 3 years of legal assistant or secretarial experience is required. Experience in criminal defense support or in federal litigation is preferred. Please include any related paralegal or language skills.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

If you have a positive attitude, like a challenge, and want to be a part of an energetic criminal defense team, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:

:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.  Priority Consideration Given to Applications Received by Monday, May 8, 2017.

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check.

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Legal/Administrative Assistant – Reno Office
Posted: March 16, 2017

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a Legal/Administrative Assistant. This is a full-time position located in the Reno Office. This position will provide the legal secretarial and administrative support for a small, but busy, FPD office.

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Applicants must have excellent computer and word processing skills including Microsoft Office proficiency; be detail-oriented and efficient in preparing and filing pleadings; and possess effective communication and organizational skills.  Duties include:  legal support for 3-4 attorneys, case management, and administrative duties.  A minimum of 5 years of legal assistant or secretarial experience is required. Experience in criminal defense support or in federal litigation is preferred. Please include any related paralegal or language skills.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

If you have a positive attitude, like a challenge, and want to be a part of an energetic criminal defense team, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

Position Open Until Filled.  

The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be a United States citizen, or a person authorized to work in the United States and receive compensation from this agency.  Employment is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including an FBI name and fingerprint check.

Contact us for more information.