Research & Writing Specialist, Eastern District of Arkansas

Research & Writing Specialist
Capital Habeas Unit

Posting Date: April 18, 2019
Closing Date: May 15, 2019

The Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Arkansas is accepting applications for the position of Research and Writing Specialist in our Capital Habeas Unit, which works exclusively on death penalty habeas cases.

Starting Salary Range: $51,440 - $123,298

Applicants for this position must be law school graduates or have completed all law school studies and requirements and merely be awaiting conferment of their law degree. Applicants must have sufficient experience to immediately undertake advanced research and writing projects for the Federal Defender and Assistant Federal Defenders in the Capital Habeas Unit. General duties include examining, analyzing, and researching records and issues, performing legal research, preparing legal documents, and assisting with other aspects of case preparation.

Research and Writing Specialists do not sign pleadings or make court appearances. The position is not intended to serve as proxy, substitute, or replacement for an Assistant Federal Public Defender.

To be considered for this position, submit a completed application - - available at - - to or mail the requisite materials to: Federal Public Defender, 1401 W Capitol Ave, Suite 490, Little Rock, AR 72201. The deadline to apply is May 15, 2019.

The final candidate will be subject to a background check as required by the United States Courts. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Federal benefits apply. Some travel is required.