Job Details

Criminal Law Attorney / Litigation - General Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Criminal Law
Litigation - General/Commercial

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 02,2018

Posted on

Mar 01,2018

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Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney The candidate will represents clients accused of violating their conditions of release at administrative parole revocation hearings held at the Rikers Island Judicial Center, federal detention facilities, and hospital prison wards throughout New York City. Will be responsible for handling parole revocation at all stages, including preliminary hearings, calendar appearances, discovery practice, negotiations, contested hearings, administrative appeals, and post‐ conviction hearings. Work with unit support staff, paralegals, and investigative staff to provide zealous and effective defense representation. Partner with PRDU social work team to identify and develop mitigation for clients who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues, medical needs, or who are otherwise suitable for alternatives to incarceration. Other duties as assigned. Should have NYS Bar Admission and 3+ years of relevant experience or more. Strong courtroom skill is essential. A background in criminal and/or administrative law or prison-related litigation is particularly relevant. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

Additional info

Ref: PRDU #18-32

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Legal Aid Society of New York
199 Water Street
New York City, NY 10038