Job Details

Investigations Attorney

Company name

Innocence Project

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Apr 29,2019

Valid Through

Aug 12,2019

Posted on

Oct 27,2018

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Investigations Attorney
Duties: Work with the litigation department to help define and establish the new non-DNA casework. Will work with the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation to help create systems for identifying potential cases, and will mainly investigate and evaluate cases to determine whether tcan take on representation. Reports to and works closely with the Director of Post-Conviction Litigation as well as the department’s staff attorneys. Analyze case materials (transcripts, police reports, expert reports). Conduct additional investigation to help determine whether the Innocence Project should accept a potential client’s case (including, speaking with clients, co-defendants, prior counsel, a wide range of forensic and other experts, alibi witnesses, investigating alternative perpetrators). Crafting theories of innocence and identifying potential legal avenues for relief.

Qualification and Experience

QUALIFICATIONS: JD Degree and admission to one or more state Bars. 2-4 years of criminal law or related experience preferred (appellate, capital post-conviction, trial practice). Knowledge of other forensic disciplines beneficial. Client-centered approach to legal representation. The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Great interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Excellent analytic and writing skills, and ability to construct cogent arguments. Honed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize cases. Demonstrated commitment to criminal defense, and criminal justice reform.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Innocence Project
40 Worth St., Suite 701
New York City, NY 10013

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