UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
REAPPOINTMENT OF INCUMBENT FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER
The current four-year term of Kathleen M. Williams, Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida at Miami, expires February 6, 2007. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 USC 3006A(h)(2)(A) provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel and supervises a full-time staff of attorneys, administrative, and clerical personnel. In accordance with regulations of the Judicial Conference of the United States and the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit governing the appointment and reappointment of Federal Public Defenders, a review committee has been established to evaluate Ms. Williams’ performance in consideration of her request to be reappointed to a new four-year term. The Committee is soliciting written comments from members of the bar and concerned citizens on Ms. Williams’ performance and the performance of her office. Comments should be forwarded in confidence to Norman Zoller, Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Room 304, Atlanta, GA 30303 no later than April 27, 2006.
Although Ms. Williams seeks reappointment, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals does not recognize a presumptive right to reappointment and mandates that this position be advertised anew to the general public. Accordingly, the Court is soliciting applications for this position from qualified persons. The Court encourages applications from all qualified persons including women, members of minority groups, and individuals with disabilities. All applications, including the incumbent Federal Public Defender’s, will be subjected to the same standard of review. Salary range is $128,700 to $142,900, depending on experience and qualifications.
Applications are available at www.ca11.uscourts.gov, from the Clerk of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Clerks of the District Courts of the Eleventh Circuit, and from the Circuit Executive. Applications should be submitted in confidence to the Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Room 304, Atlanta, GA 30303, no later than April 27, 2006.
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