Applications for the 2021 Kansas Federal Public Defender's Second Chair program are now being accepted, through May 31, 2021.
Second Chair is a year-long training and mentoring program for attorneys who want to apply for the CJA panel but lack the requisite federal experience. The program is led by the FPD and will take place in Kansas City beginning July 2021.
The program includes an intensive monthly orientation that covers all phases of a federal criminal case and the federal Sentencing Guidelines. Attendance at these sessions is mandatory for continued participation in the program. Sessions will be held remotely if necessary.
Each participant will also be assigned to an experienced mentor attorney to shadow on selected federal criminal cases.
Participants should plan to commit about 8-10 hours per month. Materials and compensation ($70 per hour) are provided courtesy of the District of Kansas Bench-Bar Committee.
If you would like to apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references to Dana Burton at firstname.lastname@example.org.