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Criminal Law Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Aug 05,2018

Posted on

Aug 03,2018

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Arraignment Staff Attorney-Criminal Defense Practice RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide vigorous representation with energy and enthusiasm to residents of arraignment courts. Interview clients and their families in the holding pens and courthouse, and engage in vigorous oral advocacy on behalf of those clients. Identify support tasks that require immediate attention of investigators, social workers and team administrators. Identify clients’ cross-practice legal issues, including family defense, immigration defense, housing defense and other civil defense. Communicate clearly with clients who are often under great stress. Appeal bail decisions, as necessary.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: New York State Bar admission (or ability to waive into New York State from another jurisdiction); 5+ years’ demonstrated commitment to public defense, social justice, and racial justice issues and/or the communities of Northern Manhattan; Knowledge of relevant New York State laws including evidence laws, criminal and constitutional laws, statutory interpretation, sentencing and ethical principles contained in the Rules of Professional Conduct; Must possess the level of organizational and administrative skills required to handle a high caseload and the fast-paced practice in arraignment court parts in Manhattan; Experience interacting with staff in the Office of Court Administration, the District Attorney’s Office, other institutional providers, the 18B panel and other stakeholders involved in criminal court arraignments, including the Criminal Justice Agency, various bail funds and Alternative to Incarceration providers; Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Bi-lingual (Spanish) attorneys are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: August 17, 2018

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
317 Lenox Avenue
10th Floor
New York City, NY 10027