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Managing Attorney Position – Ithaca, New York

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Prisoners' Legal Services of New York


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Published 6 days ago

January 31, 2021

Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney for our Ithaca New York regional office. PLS is a statewide program providing civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. PLS engages in administrative advocacy and litigation primarily in cases involving civil rights, claims of deliberate indifference to serious mental health and medical needs, conditions of confinement, prolonged placement in solitary confinement, mental health treatment, with a special focus on juveniles and veterans, child visitation and support, excessive use of force and sentence computation issues. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services to the disadvantaged.

The Ithaca Office Managing Attorney is responsible for managing the Ithaca regional office. The position requires the skills of a lawyer, a litigator, a supervisor, an administrative manager and a personnel manager. Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of complex analytical work. Applicants must also possess excellent legal research and writing skills, strong communications skills, and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment.

Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York State. Applicants must also have a minimum of five (5) years of legal practice experience, preferably in at least one of the following areas: prisoners’ rights, New York State family law, veterans’ rights, civil legal services, civil rights, poverty law or federal litigation, and three (3) years of management experience. 


Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York (PLS) has an immediate opening for a Managing Attorney for our Ithaca New York regional office. PLS is a statewide program providing civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

PLS offers a salary that is competitive with other public interest law firms in upstate New York, and sets salaries depending on experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 


PLS offers a salary that is competitive with other public interest law firms in upstate New York, and sets salaries depending on experience. PLS offers a comprehensive benefits…

Location

114 Prospect Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and at least three (3) references by email to: pkane@plsny.org. Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are contacted for interviews will receive a response. The positions will remain open until filled.


Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and at least three (3) references by email to: pkane@plsny.org. Due to the volume of applications expected, only people who are…

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