Employment

Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: January 13, 2020

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
Office of the Federal Public Defender
411 E. Bonneville Avenue, STE 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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Clerical Assistant, Non-Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: December 19, 2019

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada seeks a full-time clerical assistant for our Las Vegas office in the Non-Capital Habeas Unit.

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Prior related experience in a law office environment preferred.  The clerical assistant will provide a variety of clerical support to staff.  The primary job duties include:  retrieving, handling, scanning and coding of case-related documents; maintaining and organizing file rooms; copying, organizing, indexing and maintaining inventory of voluminous discovery; filing court documents with the Court; making deliveries to various court agencies; retrieving court records; and providing relief to receptionist as needed.  Strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office programs is preferred.  Appreciation for teamwork and sensitivity to client confidentiality are essential.

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 Avenue, STE 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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Supervising Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: October 10, 2019

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for a Third Level Supervising Federal Public Defender (Unit Chief) position in the Capital Habeas Unit (CHU).  The Capital Habeas Unit represents individuals sentenced to death in federal habeas corpus and ancillary proceedings.  This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas.

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Applicants must have a proven commitment to federal capital habeas defense.  Applicants must be team-oriented and have demonstrated supervisory experience.  Applicants must be immediately able to undertake representation and supervision of other attorneys and staff representing capital habeas petitioners currently litigating in every stage of capital habeas proceedings.  Preference given to applicants with ten years of capital habeas experience.  Applicants must possess excellent writing, oral advocacy ability and extensive litigation experience.  The position requires occasional travel.

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.

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

James Morgan
Personnel Administrator
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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