Job Details

Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney (Fall)

Company name

Legal Aid Society of New York

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Mar 12,2018

Posted on

Mar 11,2018
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney (Fall) Duties: 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 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.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: NYS Bar Admission is required. Those applicants who have submitted applications for the NYS Bar and are pending admission or are a law school graduate in May 2018 and are planning to sit for the July 2018 bar exam will be considered. 3+ years of relevant experience. Strong courtroom skills. A background in criminal and/or administrative law or prison-related litigation is particularly relevant
Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
Posting End Date-11:59 pm EST March 14, 2018

Additional info


Company info

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

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