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.