Criminal Defense Practice Legal Intern 2L-Summer 2019

Job Type

Full Time

Published

08/08/2018

Start Date

09/10/2018

Application Deadline

09/08/2018

Address

Headquarters: 199 Water Street
New York
NY
10038
United States

Description

The Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has non-paid, Summer 2019 legal internships for the Criminal Defense Practice throughout the city. The Criminal Defense Practice is the primary public defender in New York City, providing holistic, client-centered representation to over 200,000 people facing misdemeanor, felony, and homicide charges. Staff Attorneys will provide zealous advocacy and handle all aspects of criminal defense from arraignment through trial. We are seeking dynamic, passionate, and creative legal interns committed to our mission.


PRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Interns will work directly with supervising attorneys. Duties may include: drafting motions, conducting legal research, assisting with investigations, assisting with client interviews, reviewing and organizing discovery, and other duties as assigned.


Location

Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters


Requirements

 * 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to apply for the Summer 2019 term

* Relevant clinical program or work experience is preferred, but not required

* Demonstrated commitment or interest to indigent defense

* Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities

* Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with all members of the staff

* Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and think critically

 

Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we encourage students to apply early.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

 

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a working culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal.

 

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Members of the LGBTQ+ communities, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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