Employment

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender – Nevada 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 litigation 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, 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.

Each 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, a resume with experience described in detail, three references, and a representative writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East 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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Investigator/Mitigation Specialist, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender – Nevada is now accepting applications for an Investigator/Mitigation Specialist position in the Capital Habeas Unit.  This is a full-time position based in the Las Vegas office. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Experience conducting interviews on highly-sensitive and personal issues involving a client’s background and family to discover evidence that could mitigate a capital sentence is strongly preferred. Applicants should have experience with mental health or social work issues; other suitable qualifications include post-secondary education in relevant fields.

Applicants should have investigative experience in the criminal justice field and possess good interviewing and report writing skills. Other duties include gathering records; locating people, such as potential witnesses and experts and retrieving evidence. Applicants should have a working knowledge of the criminal justice system and a personality that allows them to deal with many different types of individuals. Computer literacy is a plus. Frequent travel is required.

A minimum of three years’ investigative experience or the equivalent is required. Possession of a related bachelor or associate degree is preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Applicants must also possess the necessary initiative, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and judgment needed to perform the duties outlined. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Submit resume with work references and one writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East 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.
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Non-Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 17, 2019

The Federal Public Defender, Nevada 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
Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada
411 East 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.
Legal Assistant, Trial Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: June 05, 2019

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 be able to work well among a team of legal assistants to support several attorneys.  They must have excellent word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, and be able to electronically file documents in the district and appellate courts.  Applicants should possess well-developed communication and organizational skills and be skilled at scheduling and calendaring deadlines. They must be able to work well under pressure in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.  Legal secretarial experience in criminal defense work is preferred.  Possessing a Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.

Please e-mail a resume, a cover letter, 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

Position Open Until Filled.  Priority consideration offered to those applicants who respond by Friday, June 14, 2019.

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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Litigation Support Specialist
Posted: June 05, 2019

The Federal Public Defender – Nevada is accepting applications for a Litigation Support Specialist.  This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The position supports both the Las Vegas and Reno offices and requires travel.

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This is a dynamic position that combines advanced computer, paralegal, and organizational skills.  We are looking for applicants with strong communication and people skills who are able to work independently and on teams.  The litigation support specialist supports the defense team in three main areas:  (1) loading, processing, and assisting with discovery organization and strategic planning; (2) assisting defense teams in learning and using litigation support tools; and (3) preparing and presenting effective courtroom presentations.

For discovery processing, the litigation support specialist must be able to load, scan, OCR, and organize document files.  Applicants must be able to load media files and locate appropriate players.  The litigation support specialist will assist defense teams in determining how to organize and search discovery by using tools such as Adobe, Excel, dtSearch, CaseMap, Summation, Eclipse, Sanctions, and CasePoint.  Knowledge and experience with some or all of these programs are necessary.

The litigation support specialist must be able to work closely with the defense team and explain the nature of the discovery received and possible options for organization. Applicants must also be able to teach and work with the defense team to effectively use litigation support software and applications.  Thus, a technical background, knowledge of the criminal defense function, and a strong paralegal background are highly desirable.

Litigation support specialists must also assist in courtroom presentations in hearings and trials. Experience using Powerpoint, Trial Director, Microsoft Movie Maker, and similar programs is strongly preferred, as is operating audio/video equipment, cameras, and video cameras.

This is a position that can grow with the applicant especially a person who can handle multiple projects, meet deadlines, work with teams to develop and support case theory/defenses, communicate effectively, and think creatively.

Applicants must be a high school graduate or the equivalent and have experience in the legal field, especially as a paralegal and preferably in the criminal law arena.   A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

To apply, send via e-mail, a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to:

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
411 East Bonneville, Suite 250
Las Vegas, NV 89101
James_Morgan@fd.org

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.
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