Employment

Legal Assistant, Capital Habeas Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: February 21, 2019

The Federal Public Defender, District of Nevada, is accepting applications for a legal assistant position in our Capital Habeas Unit (CHU). 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), telephone and filing abilities, well-developed communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure in a high-volume, and sometimes, fast- paced environment. Legal secretarial experience in criminal defense or complex civil litigation is preferred. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

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.

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, Trial Unit – Las Vegas Office
Posted: January 09, 2019

The Federal Public Defender is accepting applications for an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Trial Unit.  This is a full-time position located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Trial Unit represents indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in the United States District Court and provides appellate representation in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Applicants must have criminal trial experience, preferably more than five years, as well as excellent oral advocacy and solid legal research and writing skills.  A working knowledge of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines is a plus.  The selected applicants should expect to defend the full range of federal criminal offenses, including guns, drugs, child pornography, white collar, and immigration crimes.  The position requires travel for litigation and investigation.

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Applicants must be members in good standing of a state bar.  Salary is commensurate with experience and education, and is equivalent to salaries for Assistant U.S. Attorneys with similar experience.   The position is open until filled.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, 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.

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