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Federal Public Defender position open in East St. Louis

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Illinois headquartered at East St. Louis. The appointment is for four years at a current salary of $160,300.

The Federal Public Defender provides federal criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel. The courts are an equal opportunity employer. An applicant should have the following qualifications: (1) a member in good standing in the bar of each state in which admitted to practice; (2) a minimum of five years criminal practice experience, preferably with significant experience in federal criminal defense at the trial and
appellate levels, which demonstrates an ability to provide zealous representation of consistently high quality to criminal defendants; (3) the ability to effectively administer the office; (4) a reputation for integrity; (5) a commitment to the representation of those unable to afford counsel; and (6) have demonstrated a commitment to equal justice under the law. Applications can be obtained by accessing the Court of Appeals website at

Completed applications are due before the close of business on April 1, 2016 and are to be sent to:

  • Collins T. Fitzpatrick
  • Circuit Executive
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • 219 S. Dearborn Street, Rm 2780
  • Chicago, Illinois 60604
Posted on March 8, 2016 by Chris Bonjean