The deadline for applying for the Federal Public Defender’s Second Chair program has been extended to May 31, 2020. The Second Chair Program is a training and mentoring program for attorneys who want to apply for the CJA Panel, but may lack the requisite federal experience. The program is led by the FPD office, and includes an intensive monthly orientation and pairing with an experienced attorney for mentoring activities. Compensation ($70 per hour) is provided courtesy of the District’s Bench-Bar Committee.
The 2020 program will take place in Kansas City and will begin in July 2020. If you would like to apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to Laura Shaneyfelt, CJA Resource Counsel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.