Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Position Announcement-AFPD, Las Cruces, NM

The Federal Public Defender for the District of New Mexico is seeking a full time, experienced trial attorney for the branch office in Las Cruces. Federal salary and benefits apply.

Applicant must have one year minimum criminal trial law experience, be team-oriented, exhibit strong writing skills as well as a commitment to criminal defense for all individuals, including those who may be facing the death penalty. Spanish fluency is preferred. Writing ability, federal court, and immigration law experience will be given preference. Membership in the New Mexico Bar is required within the first year of employment. The private practice of law is prohibited.

Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. The Federal Public Defender operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3006A, and provides legal representation in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. The Federal Public Defender is an equal opportunity employer. Direct deposit of pay is mandatory.

Please submit a statement of interest and detailed resume of experience, including trial and appellate work, with three references to:

Stephen P. McCue
Federal Public Defender
111 Lomas Blvd. NW, Suite 501
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Writing samples will be required only from those selected for interview

Applications must be postmarked by July 10, 2015. Position will remain open until filled and is subject to availability of funding.