Attorney - Capital Habeas Unit
Details: The salary is comparable to Office of U.S. Attorney and depends on experience.
817 South Court Street
Responsibilities include managing a caseload which consists of cases at various stages of post-conviction review; writing briefs, motions, and other pleadings; reviewing voluminous trial and appellate records; developing claims and litigation strategy; advocating at evidentiary hearings and oral arguments; leading and working as a member of a case team; directing and conducting case-related investigation; and meeting with clients, experts, witnesses, and family members.
Applicants must have excellent written and oral advocacy skills, ability to work as a member of a defense team, good organizational skills, proficiency in computer-based research, and the ability to task-prioritize. Prior capital habeas experience is preferred. At least 2 years of attorney experience or a federal clerkship is required. Some overnight travel on investigative trips is required. Applicants must be a member in good standing of a State Bar and have a driver’s license and appropriate motor vehicle insurance. Attorneys in this office may not engage in private law practice.
This organization has excellent benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, by email, fax or snail mail, to Christine A. Freeman, Executive Director, Middle District of Alabama Federal Defenders Program, Inc., 817 S. Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104