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    The mission of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico is to represent the Criminal and Civil interests of the United States.

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    Responsibilities

    The United States Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico is hiring for an Assistant United States Attorney in its Appellate Division. We are seeking an attorney who is motivated by the mission of doing justice and by the prospect of sophisticated legal advocacy.

    The Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Mexico primarily litigates trial and sentencing appeals in criminal cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. These cases involve some of the most challenging legal issues in criminal law. Attorneys in the Appellate Division also handle the occasional civil appeal.

    Attorneys in the division write appellate briefs, research legal issues, review briefs drafted by other attorneys, hold moot courts for oral arguments, argue before the Tenth Circuit, assist to prepare appeal recommendations from adverse decisions in district court, and provide counsel to trial attorneys on difficult legal issues. Appellate attorneys may also be asked to handle specialized issues in district court or provide training for other attorneys in the office.

    The position may be located in either the Albuquerque or Las Cruces office.

    Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progress.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    29

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    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/549103000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.