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RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL ASSISTANT WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL ASSISTANT WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the full-time position of Receptionist/Clerical Assistant in our West Palm Beach office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer [...]

2020-10-15T16:46:57+00:00octubre 15th, 2020|

Assistant Federal Public Defender – Miami

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT ASSISTANT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER MIAMI OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Federal Public Defender in our Miami office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, an Equal Opportunity Employer, operates under [...]

2020-09-23T01:49:32+00:00septiembre 22nd, 2020|

Legal Assistant Miami -SD/FL

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT  LEGAL ASSISTANT MIAMI OFFICE The Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida is accepting applications for the full-time position of Legal Assistant in our Miami office.  The Federal Public Defender, a branch of the United States Courts, an Equal Opportunity Employer, operates under the authority of [...]

2020-09-15T22:33:49+00:00septiembre 15th, 2020|

In re Garrett, No. 18-1380 (Nov. 2, 2018)

In In re Garrett, No. 18-1380 (Nov. 2, 2018) (Wiliam Pryor, Hul, Julie Carnes), the Court denied an application for authorization to file a second or successive 2255 motion based on Johnson and Dimaya.   Given the en banc Court's decision in Ovalles that 924(c)(3)(B) is not unconstitutionally vague after Dimaya, the Court held that [...]

2018-11-02T18:47:32+00:00noviembre 2nd, 2018|

United States v. Jones, No. 17-12240 (Oct. 25, 2018)

In United States v. Jones, No. 17-12240 (Oct. 25, 2018) (Marcus, Tjoflat, Newsom), the Court held that Florida second-degree murder is a violent felony under the elements clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act. The Court rejected the defendant's primary argument that the use of poison did not constitute the use of physical force.  Prior [...]

2018-10-25T19:02:50+00:00octubre 25th, 2018|

United States v. Carthen, No. 16-17653 (Oct. 25, 2018)

In United States v. Carthen, No. 16-17653 (Oct. 25, 2018) (Martin, William Pryor, Baldock), the Court affirmed the defendants' robbery and firearms convictions and sentences over multiple challenges. First, the Court found sufficient evidence that one of the defendants conspired to commit a robbery and voluntarily participated in the robbery with a firearm. Second, the [...]

2018-10-25T17:24:24+00:00octubre 25th, 2018|

United States v. Garcia, No. 14-11845 (Oct. 19, 2018)

In United States v. Garcia, No. 14-11845 (Oct. 19, 2018) (Marcus, Wilson, Graham (S.D. Ohio)), the Court affirmed the defendant's tax-related convictions. The primary issue was whether reversal was required because the district judge resumed trial without the presence of either the defendant or defense counsel for 3 to 10 minutes, during which time the [...]

2018-10-22T19:56:28+00:00octubre 22nd, 2018|

Accepting Applications for the Criminal Just Act Panel

PUBLIC NOTICE CONCERNING CJA PANEL MEMBERSHIP The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is seeking applicants for the SDFL Criminal Justice Act Panel (CJA Panel) for a three-year term beginning October 1, 2018. The CJA Panel is comprised of private attorneys who are authorized to serve as appointed defense counsel pursuant [...]

2018-07-16T15:42:15+00:00julio 16th, 2018|

LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE - Southern District of Florida LAW STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY             The Federal Public Defender's Office for the Southern District of Florida represents indigent defendants in federal criminal cases and is managed by the Federal Public Defender, who is appointed by the Eleventh Circuit. The office is staffed by Assistant Federal Public [...]

2018-07-09T19:56:40+00:00julio 9th, 2018|

United States v. Morales, No. 16-16507 (June 29, 2018)

In United States v. Morales, No. 16-16507 (June 29, 2018) (Ed Carnes, Marcus, Ross), the Court upheld the defendant's felon in possession conviction and sentence. First, the Court upheld the denial of the defendant's motion to suppress a warrantless search of the home based on the consent of a co-occupant.  The Court determined that the [...]

2018-06-29T18:04:00+00:00junio 29th, 2018|
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