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Assistant Federal Defenders (Office of the Federal Defender of the Eastern District Missouri: As many as 3 positions may be filled: 2 in St. Louis and 1 in Cape Girardeau) 


The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri has openings for Assistant Federal Defenders. The office operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide legal services of the highest quality to indigent persons in federal criminal cases. The main office is located in Saint Louis, Missouri with a branch office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
As many as three positions may be filled from this announcement, two in the Saint Louis office and one in the Cape Girardeau office. Applicants must have the ability to immediately undertake the defense of major criminal cases in the United States District Court, as well as in the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited law school and an active member in good standing of the bar in any state, territory or possession. A fully completed registration must be received no later than Monday, March 22, 2021.

For a full description and application instructions, see Federal Public Defender.



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