Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

  • One Columbus Circle, NE Washington, DC 20544

The Administrative Office, the administrative arm of the federal judiciary, was established in 1939 as a unique entity in government. Neither the executive branch nor the legislative branch has any one comparable organization that provides the broad range of services and functions that the Administrative Office does for the judicial branch. The agency's lawyers, public administrators, accountants, systems engineers, analysts, architects, statisticians, and other staff provide a broad array of professional services to meet the needs of judges and others working in federal courts nationwide.

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Jul 09, 2021
Full time
The Defender Services Office (DSO) within the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, administers the Federal appointed counsel program consisting of Federal public defender and community defender organizations and private panel attorneys. Our mission is to ensure that the right to counsel guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, the Criminal Justice Act (18 U.S.C. § 3006A), and other congressional mandates is enforced on behalf of those who cannot afford to retain counsel and other necessary defense services. The Defender Services program operates pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA),18U.S.C.§3006A. By fulfilling its mission, the Defender Services program helps to maintain public confidence in the nation’s commitment to equal justice under law and to ensure the successful operation of the constitutionally-based adversary system of justice by which both federal criminal laws and federally guaranteed rights are enforced. Duties Summary This position is located in Legal...