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The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to the assistance of counsel for the accused in criminal cases. The Federal Public Defender's Office represents only persons charged in federal court who cannot afford to hire counsel.

The Federal Public Defender is appointed to a four-year term by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Federal Public Defender appoints as many assistant federal defenders and other personnel as the U.S. Court of Appeals and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts approve.