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Position: Legal Assistant or Paralegal Location: Topeka or Wichita, KS

Deadline: December 10, 2021; open until filled Posted: November 8, 2021

Who We Are

We work to keep people out of prison through representation, collaboration, and education. Our clients are people accused of federal crimes who cannot afford private legal counsel. Our holistic approach to public defense is designed to protect our clients’ rights and center their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond. The Kansas FPD is a high-performing workforce in an environment that promotes inclusivity, collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.

Join Our Team

We are recruiting a full-time legal assistant or paralegal to provide a wide range of legal support services to staff attorneys. Starting salary is JSP 8/1 at $48,378 to JSP 13/1 at $93,081. Additional compensation includes a highly competitive federal benefits package, with health and life insurance, retirement, and a Thrift Savings Plan. Assistance in selecting and opening a bank account for direct deposit is offered to all new employees.

The Job

Legal assistants and paralegals are responsible for all aspects of case preparation and file management, drafting pleadings and correspondence, managing and organizing discovery, calendaring, collecting and organizing records, and various other duties necessary to support our attorneys. Knowledge of the criminal legal system and adherence to confidentiality is required. Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat, and excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated and detail oriented. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Spanish-language proficiency is highly desirable but not mandatory. Commitment to every person’s right to a defense is required.

It Would Be Great If You

Have a proven commitment to our mission;

Have experience in the criminal defense field; and/or

Have experience working in or with the federal courts.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas is an equal opportunity employer. No personnel actions or practices (including hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, advancement or terms and conditions of employment) are based on an individual’s race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital or parental status.

Apply Now

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document to ksfpd@fd.org. Preference will be given to resumes received by December 10, 2021. The Kansas FPD may fill current and future positions from this vacancy announcement. No phone calls, please.

Position: Legal Assistant or Paralegal Location: Topeka or Wichita, KS

Deadline: December 10, 2021; open until filled Posted: November 8, 2021

Who We Are

We work to keep people out of prison through representation, collaboration, and education…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 20, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 10, 2021
Salary
USD $48,378 - USD $93,081
/ year

Benefits

Compensation includes a highly competitive federal benefits package, with health and life insurance, retirement and a Thrift Savings Plan.

Compensation includes a highly competitive federal benefits package, with health and life insurance, retirement and a Thrift Savings Plan.

Location

On-site
117 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603, USA
SUITE 200

How to Apply

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document to ksfpd@fd.org. Preference will be given to resumes received by December 10, 2021. The Kansas FPD may fill current and future positions from this vacancy announcement. No phone calls, please.

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document to ksfpd@fd.org. Preference will be given to resumes received by December 10…

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