Federal Public Defender District of Kansas   Kansas City, KS   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 10, 2022

Kansas Federal Public Defender 

Position Announcement 

Position: Legal Assistant or Senior Legal Assistant

Location: Wichita, KS

Deadline: June 10, 2022; open until filled

Posted: May 9, 2022 

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 senior legal assistant to provide a wide range of legal support services  to staff attorneys. Starting salary is JSP 6/1 at $40,262 to JSP 9/1 at $54,727. 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 senior legal assistants provide support to the attorneys. This position requires knowledge of  legal terminology; word and information processing software; and an understanding of district and circuit court  rules and protocols. Also required is editing and proofreading documents; calendaring; collecting and organizing  records; handling telephone and in-person callers; screening and routing incoming mail; and preparing  correspondence. Adherence to confidentiality is required. 

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 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 Preference will be given to resumes received by June 10, 2022. The Kansas FPD may fill current and  future positions from this vacancy announcement. No phone calls, please.