The Kansas FPD is hiring!

The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas has two open positions!

At the Kansas FPD, we work to keep people out of prison through holistic representation, collaboration, and education. Our clients are people accused of federal crimes who cannot afford private lawyers. We protect our clients' rights and center their humanity at every stage of the criminal case and beyond. We value hard work, teamwork, creativity, flexibility, and fairness.

We are looking for a full-time Assistant Federal Public Defender for our Topeka office. AFPDs carry full district court caseloads. We are also searching for a full-time Mitigation Specialist (social worker) for either our Wichita office, our Topeka office, or our Kansas City office. Mitigation Specialists work closely with clients to help them share their life experiences and connect them with needed services. This work is crucial to pretrial release plans, negotiations, trial strategy, sentencing outcomes, and reentry plans.

The Kansas FPD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and dignity are central to our work. We hire without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military obligations, or marital or parental status. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment in any personnel decisions or employee interactions.

Here are links to the full descriptions of the attorney position and the social worker position, including detailed information about salary and benefits.