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Experienced Attorney - Plea Practice

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Appellate Advocates
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New York, NY
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Published 17 days ago

Appellate Advocates is a nonprofit public defender organization, based in New York City, providing high-quality representation of individuals who have been convicted of crimes in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and cannot afford private lawyers. 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, working to overturn unjust convictions and sentences, and assisting with reentry to the community upon release. While our main work is criminal 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, seek to vacate convictions for victims of sex trafficking, and try to reduce sentences of domestic violence survivors.

Appellate Advocates is deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To this end, we seek 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 justice system;

·      Ensure a workplace where diversity and inclusion are fostered and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged; and

·      Ensure that all staff members feel welcome, respected, and have equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the organization.

Position Description: We are seeking to hire immediately an experienced criminal defense attorney to work primarily on criminal appeals from plea convictions.

Qualifications:

·      A minimum of three years of indigent criminal defense experience, with experience in New York appeals preferred

·      A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and social justice

·      Strong research, writing, and oral advocacy skills

·      A strong interest in client-focused representation

·      A self-directed ability to manage an active caseload

·      New York State bar admission required

Appellate Advocates is a nonprofit public defender organization, based in New York City, providing high-quality representation of individuals who have been convicted of crimes in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island and cannot afford…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    September 5, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 12, 2022
  • Education
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    J.D. Required
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate
Salary
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USD $74,000 - USD $125,000
/ year
Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits

Appellate Advocates offers a generous benefits package, including health and vision insurance, a 401(k), flexible spending and transit account, and paid sick and vacation time.

Appellate Advocates offers a generous benefits package, including health and vision insurance, a 401(k), flexible spending and transit account, and paid sick and vacation time.

Location

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On-site
111 John Street, New York, NY 10038, United States
9th Floor

How to Apply

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references as a single PDF to apply@appad.org, referencing “Experienced Staff Attorney Position- Plea Practice” in the subject line by August 12, 2022. Applicants with disabilities may contact Kelsey Osborn via telephone (212-693-0085 ext.260) or e-mail apply@appad.org to request and arrange for accommodations for submitting an application.

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.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references as a single PDF to apply@appad.org, referencing “Experienced Staff Attorney Position- Plea…

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