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QUALIFICATIONS: A license to practice law in Michigan or in another state; and/or the capability of becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Michigan within 6 months. Attorneys admitted to the Michigan Bar with experience in the criminal courts of Wayne County (and Michigan generally) are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience representing clients in criminal cases and knowledge of criminal procedure from arraignments to appeals preferred. Trial experience, particularly as lead counsel in the most serious felony cases, are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated commitment to criminal justice, indigent defense, racial equity and social justice issues and the Wayne County communities. A track record of strategically guiding casework, projects and/or relationships; applying good and practiced judgment; and routinely pushing through roadblocks to achieve goals. Management skills and a coaching mindset. Doggedness and resilience combined with people and situation smarts. An ability to quickly build relationships across varying identities, income levels, races and ethnicities. A high level of organizational and administrative skills to handle a high caseload. Clear and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Arabic) attorneys are encouraged to apply.
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Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
317 Lenox Avenue
New York City, NY 10027