I wanted to start a thread to discuss what federal public defense options are out there for those of us who want to do PD work after a Dist. C. clerkship.
I was a felony PD in state court for a year before I clerked (both state trial and USDC). I wondered if anyone had insights on what federal PD offices find appealing, or don't, about those who clerked. I am also interested in whether I should start with the research and writing positions first, rather than hold out for a trial position.
Any advice is helpful.
(Issue areas, International Law, International Public Interest, Public Service in the private sector, Non-Profits, Public Interest Organizations, Government/ government agencies, employment settings)