LEGAL ASSISTANT OR SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT
Kansas Federal Public Defender
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.
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.
Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.