The new Federal Public Defender, Melody Evans, is happy to announce that the Judges of the Kansas District Court have generously decided to support a new pilot program to provide mentorship for lawyers interested in representing indigent defendants in federal prosecutions. Here are the basics:
- you will be assigned an attorney from the Federal Defender to shadow
- your term will last for about one year
- you will follow your assigned attorney through a number of cases, including discovery review, client meetings, suppression issue analysis, sentencing guideline computation, and all other aspects of federal representation
- you will be compensated at the rate of $70 an hour
Completion of the program is not a guarantee of inclusion on the federal CJA panel, but we hope to introduce you to the basics of the federal system.
The program is limited to five participants. A formal application will be finalized early next week. If you are interested in applying, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an attorney that knows someone who you think would be interested, please encourage them. We will have additional application links before long, so check back.