Employment

Paralegal, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: October 12, 2017

The Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) is accepting applications for the position of Paralegal. The Unit represents prisoners sentenced to death in federal habeas corpus litigation proceedings throughout Nevada. This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas.

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The Paralegal assists the attorneys in preparing cases for habeas petitions, evidentiary hearings, and appeals. Duties include: extensive document analysis including the location, assembly, summarization, compilation of documents; maintenance of document management database; extensive use of computer software (including Summation, Word, Lotus Notes); assistance in case preparation and incarceration issues; assistance in the drafting of legal pleadings including motions and petitions; handling of regularly scheduled duty responsibilities; assistance in collaboration with outside consultants/experts, investigators, attorneys and clients; and assistance to attorneys in file organization, preparation and exhibits for evidentiary proceedings.

Applicants must possess a strong analytical ability. Three to five years of relevant experience is required, preferably handling complex litigation and/or managing voluminous case files. Must be able to occasionally travel overnight and work non-traditional hours. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

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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Legal Assistant, Trial/Appellate Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: October 04, 2017

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a legal assistant position in our Trial Unit. This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must have excellent word processing skills (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel etc.); excellent writing/grammar, proofreading and editing skills; telephone and court filing abilities; well-developed communication and organizational skills; and the ability to work under pressure in a high-volume somewhat fast-paced environment. Legal secretarial experience in the area of criminal defense is preferred.

Please e-mail a resume, a cover letter, and three references in .pdf format to the attention of:

June Hauck
Administrative Officer
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101

June_Hauck@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, Capital Habeas Unit- 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.

Contact us for more information.