Federal Public Defender

Who We Are
We work to keep people out of prison through representation, collaboration, and education. Our clients are indigent defendants charged with federal crimes ranging from drug crimes to white-collar crimes to terrorism. We practice holistic defense lawyering to protect our clients’ rights and champion their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond.
The Kansas FPD seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in an environment that promotes equity, inclusion, and fairness.

Federal Public Defender
Oct 29, 2020
Full time
The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas seeks an attorney to join our branch office in Topeka, Kansas.  Our office provides high-quality, holistic representation to people charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney.  We operate under the authority of the Criminal Justice Act. Assistant Federal Public Defenders zealously and professionally represent clients in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse, and rewarding work environment.  Responsibilities include managing an extensive caseload; working with clients; interviewing witnesses and family members; developing release plans; reviewing discovery; preparing pleadings, motions, and briefs; developing litigation strategies; working with experts; advising CJA panel attorneys and in-court litigation through all stages of a criminal case.  Some travel is necessary.  Attorneys in our office may not engage in the private practice of law. Qualifications: Required:  (1) graduation from an accredited...