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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit invites applications from all qualified persons for the position of Federal Public Defender for the District of Guam. The term of office is four years, with potential for appointment to successive terms. The current authorized annual salary is $176,300. The position will be available starting
November 17, 2023.

The Federal Public Defender, functioning under the authority of 18 U.S.C. ยง 3006A(g)(2)(A) and the Criminal Justice Act Plan of the District of Guam, provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel. The Federal Public Defender manages an annual budget of about $2 million and an office of six employees, including attorneys and administrative personnel. The Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Guam is headquartered in Mongmong-Toto-Maite.

Applicants must satisfy the following conditions: (1) be admitted to practice before the highest court of at least one state or U.S. territory and be a member in good standing of every bar of which they are a member; (2) have a minimum of ten years of criminal law practice, preferably with significant federal criminal trial and appellate experience; (3) possess the ability to lead, manage, and effectively administer a defender office and a demonstrated commitment to maintaining an ethical and civil workplace environment; (4) possess a commitment to supporting a diverse workforce and creating fair and equal opportunities for employees to succeed; and (5) possess and have a verifiable reputation for integrity and good character, a commitment to equal justice under the law and vigorous representation of those unable to afford counsel, and outstanding legal ability and competence.

View the complete vacancy announcement and submission details here.

All submissions must be received no later than November 14, 2022.


QUESTIONS? CONTACT Contact Kristine Fox / (415) 355-8985 / cja@ce9.uscourts.gov