The Capital Area Private Defender Service (CAPDS) is a 501(c)(3) organization charged with improving the quality of indigent criminal defense in Travis County through supporting, managing, and training court-assigned attorneys. We are seeking a full-time administrative assistant with a commitment to ensuring CAPDS achieves its goals. This new member of our team will be our primary outward-facing representative for clients, families, stakeholders, and the public.
Salary commensurate with experience, in a range of $42,500 - $47,000. Compensation includes employer-paid health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, as well as an employer-funded retirement plan and generous leave policy.
Please apply by sending brief statement regarding your interest and resume in one document, addressed to Executive Director Bradley Hargis, to: jobs @ capds.org. Place “administrative assistant” in the subject line. Priority given to applications received by October 31, 2022. Position is open until filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
CAPDS is an equal opportunity employer that values equity and diversity.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $42,500 - $47,000 per year
The Capital Area Private Defender Service (CAPDS) is a non-profit dedicated to improving indigent defense based in Austin, Texas. CAPDS’s post-conviction unit, which includes The Forensic Project, reviews and litigates wrongful conviction cases in Travis County. Recently, CAPDS received a grant from the United States Department of Justice to expand its post-conviction program. CAPDS seeks a mid-level staff attorney to join its Wrongful Conviction Project. The grant will fund the staff attorney position for approximately two years.
The staff attorney will work to identify, investigate, and litigate wrongful conviction cases in Travis County. The ideal candidate is a highly organized and self-directed individual with criminal defense/innocence project/post-conviction experience and a demonstrated commitment to excellent, client-centered representation.
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:
The salary range for this position is $80,000 – 85,000 depending on experience. Generous benefits package includes health, dental, retirement, and other benefits. This is a two-year position that is subject to renewal.
To apply, please email Stacie Lieberman, Director of Post-Conviction Programs, at email@example.com. Please include in one document a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and professional references. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however priority will be given to applicants who apply before May 20, 2023. CAPDS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All candidates are encouraged to apply.