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Federal Public Defender, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

Federal Public Defender
Job Location: 
Jackson, Mississippi
Date Posted: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Only those persons with a law degree whose character, experience, ability, and integrity qualify them to serve in the Judicial Branch should apply.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for appointment as the Federal Public Defender for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi. The office is headquartered at Jackson, Mississippi. Regular overnight travel throughout both districts is required. The terms of appointment and reappointment are four years.

Selection Criteria: 
The selection process will be confidential and competitive. Persons will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Salary and Benefits: 
The current annual salary is $164,200.
How to apply: 

Interested candidates should download the selection procedures and an application form available at Completed applications (six copies) should be mailed to Paul Benjamin Anderson, Jr., Circuit Executive, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 600 Camp Street, Room 100, New Orleans, LA, 70130. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, June 29, 2018