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Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 27, 2021

Valid Through

Jan 10, 2022

Posted on

Sep 11, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required

Location

East Elmhurst, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
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Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney
The candidate will be serving marginalized persons and communities, has extensive criminal legal experience, including conducting pretrial hearings and jury trials and who vigilantly elevates the value of client centered advocacy using a race, gender equity and social and economic justice lens. Will be shaping the defense and client litigation strategy in partnership with other defense professionals and will contribute to a collaborative culture.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: 4+ years’ of demonstrated commitment to public defense, racial equity and social justice with mandatory felony jury trial experience as a first chair and have extensive knowledge of criminal procedures and practice. Track record of strategically guiding casework, projects and/or relationships, applying good judgment and routinely pushing through roadblocks to achieve goals. Clear and effective oral and written advocacy and experience and a high level of organization to meet multiple competing deadlines. New York State bar admission (or ability to waive into New York State from another jurisdiction).

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
14-14 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

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