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Assistant Federal Public Defender (St. Louis, MO)

The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender, to be located in their St. Louis, Missouri, office. The federal defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, to provide legal defense services of the highest quality to indigent persons in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. The main office is located in Saint Louis, Missouri with a branch office in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Requirements: 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 and should possess excellent courtroom, writing, legal research, and advocacy skills.  Appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of an FBI name and fingerprint check.  Applications to be considered must be received by May 23, 2022. Position will remain open until filled. For additional information about the position and application instructions, see Federal Public Defender.

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