Job Openings


Date Posted: Monday, May 8, 2023
Thursday, May 11, 2023

We seek an administrative assistant to join our office in May 2023. The position will help manage the day-to-day operations of both the Hartford and New Haven offices but will be based out of Hartford.

The administrative assistant will assist the Defender and Administrative Officer in various administrative matters regarding operations, finance, procurement, property, space and facilities, personnel, and policy.

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Assistant Federal Defender

Date Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2023

We seek an Assistant Federal Defender to join our Hartford office in May 2023.The position primarily involves legal representation of indigent persons accused of federal crimes in the United States District Court. Responsibilities include managing a caseload with cases at varying stages of litigation; preparing pleadings, briefs, and motions; appearing on behalf of the client in court hearings and at other related proceedings; developing litigation strategies; meeting with clients, team members, experts, witnesses, and family members; and other duties as assigned. A large part of the caseload involves drug offenses, fraud, robbery, firearms offenses, and internet- related crimes.The applicant should be prepared to immediately undertake the representation of clients in serious criminal cases and be able to manage a heavy caseload. Travel and working outside regular business hours are essential for the position, as are effective organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment. Federal Public Defender attorneys may not engage in the private practice of law.

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