Government & Public Interest

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia is Hiring Entry-Level Attorneys!

3Ls, please know that the Public Defender Service (PDS) recently posted seven attorney positions to work with them for two-year terms. These jobs are open to 3Ls and they are excellent opportunities to begin your career in a fantastic public defender office.

The Special Litigation Division of PDS is dedicated to addressing recurring and systemic violations of their clients’ rights to fair trials and fair treatment. The Division engages in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation in local and federal courts. Currently the Division is focused on several issues, including adult sentences imposed on people who committed crimes when they were adolescents, unconstitutional conditions imposed on pretrial detainees and prisoners, police misconduct, and government failures to disclose exculpatory evidence. 

Additional information, eligibility requirements and the application can be found on the PDS website.