Appellate Advocates is a nonprofit public defender organization, based in New York City, which for over 25 years has been providing superior representation of individuals convicted of criminal offenses in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island who cannot afford private counsel. Our attorneys, from a variety of diverse backgrounds, are experienced in criminal law and believe in a holistic, client-centered approach to vindicating every client's constitutional rights and working to overturn unjust convictions and sentences and assist with their reentry to the community upon release. While our main work is appeals, we also represent clients in Sex Offender Registration Act hearings, reinvestigate cases and file motions for post-conviction relief with a focus on ameliorating immigration consequences, and seek to vacate convictions for victims of sex trafficking and to reduce sentences of domestic violence survivors.
Position Description: The Managing Attorney is responsible for the administrative management of the office including case intake, case assignments to attorneys, coordination of CLE programs, management oversight of paralegals, and City and State invoicing and reporting. The Managing Attorney will work closely with the Diversity Officer to ensure that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are prioritized in all hiring and retention efforts and in the day-to-day operation of the Office. The Managing Attorney also serves as liaison to the courts, including the coordination and reporting of case filing commitments, and will carry a modest caseload of direct appeal or post- conviction cases. The Managing Attorney would join the management team that sets policy and controls the operation of Appellate Advocates.
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*Deadline: May 21, 2021.
Appellate Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Appellate Advocates is deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, and seeks to hire staff that reflect the full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic identities of the communities we represent, particularly those communities disproportionately affected by the criminal legal system. We strongly encourage people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.
Applicants with disabilities may contact Kim Cardoso directly via telephone (212-693-0085 ext.274) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), to request and arrange for accommodations for submitting an application.
Appellate Advocates is a nonprofit public defender organization, based in New York City, which for over 25 years has been providing superior representation of individuals convicted of criminal offenses in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten…