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Open Positions

This page lists position openings that are related to indigent defense or services. To view a posting, click on the highlighted posting below. To list a position, contact WDA staff at wda@defensenet.org.

OPD Seeks Attorney Trainer for the Simple Possession Advocacy and Representation (SPAR) Program

The Attorney Trainer works collaboratively with the Training Team and the SPAR program to build and administer a statewide training program for attorneys representing indigent clients charged with drug possession and public use cr...

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OPD Seeks Managing Attorney – Public Defense Recruitment & Retention Team – Eastern WA

We are seeking a creative, dynamic, personable, energetic, and experienced public defense attorney to serve as our Eastern Washington Managing Attorney for the Recruitment & Retention Team. You will work collaboratively with o...

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Administrative Office of the Courts Seeks Staff Attorney/Legal Services Principal Analyst

The Administrative Office of the Courts is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role as our Blake Project Legal Services Principal Analyst. This is an expert level job that works independen...

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OPD Seeks Attorney Representation for Indigent Clients on Appeal

The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) Appellate Program seeks to fill four contracts for representation in Divisions II and III of the Washington State Court of Appeals, beginning August 1, 2024. OPD will consider pa...

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Multiple Positions with WA OPD – RFQ Attorney Representation for Individuals Charged with Drug Possession

Background The 2023 Washington State Legislature appropriated funding to the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) to help counties and cities provide public defense services for individuals charged under the offenses cr...

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Washington Appellate Project Seeks Legal Assistant

The Legal Assistant role is responsible for providing professional and timely administrative support to 19 staff attorneys. You will be joining our 4-person administrative team in a collaborative effort to prepare and organize cas...

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Washington Appellate Project Seeks Staff Attorney

The Washington Appellate Project is hiring a staff attorney. The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit public defense firm of 19 attorneys providing the highest quality representation to indigent clients appealing criminal c...

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Columbia Legal Services Seeks Experienced Staff Attorney – Civil Litigation

Are you looking to use your litigation experience to make real, systemic change? Columbia Legal Services seeks two experienced Civil Litigation Staff Attorney to use their skills in litigation, mentorship, and collaboration as ...

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Chief Public Defender (Public Defender V) Western Regional Public Defender Office Garden City, KS

The Kansas State Board of Indigents’ Defense Services is accepting applications for the Chief Public Defender position (PD V) in the Western Regional Public Defender Office, based in Garden City, Kansas. The Chief Public Defende...

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Georgetown Law Seeks Director of Alternative Response Initiatives (remote)

Georgetown Law’s Center for Innovations in Community Safety (CICS) seeks a Director of Alternative Response Initiatives to lead its work supporting the growing movement of alternative first response organizations. CICS uses indi...

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