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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 clientsâ€™ 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+ yearsâ€™ 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 Attorneyâ€™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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