Part of the mission of the Capital Area Private Defender Service (CAPDS) is to enhance the resources available to defense counsel to help them provide a quality defense. We are seeking an attorney with experience utilizing investigators, social workers, and immigration attorneys to assist in the implementation of the holistic defense grant. The attorney will assist in the training and supervision of our A Felony Panel Training program and assist panel attorneys in the use of a team defense.
The attorney’s primary responsibility will be assisting in elevating the quality of representation through holistic defense. The attorney will be responsible for ensuring that investigative services are used appropriately and that the investigators are kept to the highest legal and ethical standards. The forensic social work program will include training attorneys on the effective use of pre-pleading reports, mitigation, and jail diversion as a way of positively affecting the outcome of a criminal case. The attorney will also work in partnership with the immigration attorney to ensure assigned counsel utilize this resource effectively, including prompt referrals, gathering of client information for the immigration attorney, and ensuring that Padilla assistance is delivered effectively.
To apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample (sentencing letter preferably) to firstname.lastname@example.org as one document with Holistic Defense Supervisor in the subject line. Please demonstrate in your cover letter that you meet the minimum qualifications. Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Applications will be taken until position is filled, but the priority deadline is January 19th.