Reappointment of Incumbent Federal Public Defender

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The current four-year term of Randolph P. Murrell, Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Florida at Tallahassee, expires 1 November 2018. The Federal Public Defender, under authority of 18 U.S.C. § 3006A(g)(2)(A), provides criminal defense services to individuals unable to afford counsel and supervises a full-time staff of attorneys and 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 Mr. Murrell’s performance in consideration of his request to be reappointed to a new four-year term.

Comments should be submitted to James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, and must be received in the Circuit Executive's Office no later than 1 February 2018.

Although the incumbent Federal Public Defender, Randolph P. Murrell, does seek reappointment, there is no presumptive right to reappointment. Therefore, the position will be advertised to the bar and 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 application of the incumbent Federal Public Defender, will be subjected to the same standard of review.

Applications are available at www.ca11.uscourts.gov; from any federal Clerk of Court in the states of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia; and from the Circuit Executive, James P. Gerstenlauer, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Applications should be submitted in confidence to the Circuit Executive and must be received in the Circuit Executive's Office no later than 1 February 2018. Email and fax copies of applications will not be accepted.

Please see the full Public Notice for more information.