The incumbent of this position will serve in the Training Division of the Defender Services Office. The Defender Services Office administers the Federal appointed counsel program consisting of Federal public defender and community defender organizations and private panel attorneys. The Defender Services program operates pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), 18U.S.C§3006A.

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The incumbent’s duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Planning and coordinating national, regional, and local training programs for Criminial Justice Act (CJA) panel attorneys.
  2. Assisting with the planning of core training programs for federal defender organizations.
  3. Serving as faculty at national, regional, and local training programs.
  4. Preparing written materials for distribution at national, regional and local training programs or for posting on the division’s website.
  5. Responding to “hotline” inquires from attorneys appointed pursuant to the CJA, relating to all aspects of representing a client in a federal criminal case.
  6. Monitoring legislation of relevance to criminal defense representation.
  7. Managing the content of the Training Division’s website, www.fd.org
  8. Exploring and implementing the use of distance learning tools to supplement traditional in person training.
  9. Coordinating moot courts for attorneys and federal defenders with cases scheduled before the United States Supreme Court.
  10. Working on other substantive and administrative activities related to the duties listed above.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential