Job Profile. Staff Attorney
The candidate will develop and litigate cases challenging illegal practices that negatively impact low-income individuals accused of criminal offenses. Work will include reviewing requests for assistance, investigating indigent defense practices, initiating litigation, soliciting pro bono counsel, and co-counseling cases in litigation with pro bono counsel. Will also monitor appellate hand-downs and draft amicus briefs on significant access to justice issues, and provide technical assistance and legal advice to attorneys and others who seek help from organization. Draft public education materials and model pleadings related to organization's mission. Supervise organization's intake program. May represent organization in public education efforts, in legislative advocacy efforts, and with the media. Report to organization's Executive Director. Will have responsibility for supervision of law students and volunteers.