Staff Attorneys

Appellate Advocates is currently soliciting applications for Staff Attorney positions.  

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION—Entry Level

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. We are a group of attorneys from diverse backgrounds who are experienced in criminal law and believe in fighting for every person’s constitutional right to a fair trial and in working to overturn unjust convictions and sentences. 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.

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 impacted by the criminal justice system;
  • Ensure a workplace where diversity and inclusion is 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.

We are seeking three Staff Attorneys to join our team. Individuals with the following qualifications should apply:

  • An interest in criminal defense and social justice
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Oral Advocacy Skills
  • A strong interest in client-focused representation
  • Trial and/or appellate experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual capabilities valued
  • A self-directed ability to manage an active and varied caseload
  • A commitment to take the July, 2019 NYS Bar exam or the ability to waive into NYS from another jurisdiction

Salary:  Dependent on Experience

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to apply@appad.org 

Appellate Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

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. We are a group of attorneys from diverse backgrounds who are experienced in criminal law and believe in fighting for every person’s constitutional right to a fair trial and in working to overturn unjust convictions and sentences. 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.

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 impacted by the criminal justice system;
  • Ensure a workplace where diversity and inclusion is 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.

We are seeking three Staff Attorneys to join our team. Individuals with the following qualifications should apply:

  • A commitment to criminal defense and social justice
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Oral Advocacy Skills
  • A strong interest in client-focused representation
  • Criminal trial and/or appellate experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual capabilities valued
  • A self-directed ability to manage an active and varied caseload
  • New York State bar admission, a commitment to take the July NYS Bar exam, or the ability to waive into NYS from another jurisdiction

Salary:  Dependent on Experience

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2019

To apply:  Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to apply@appad.org

Appellate Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.

CRIMINAL-IMMIGRATION STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION
 
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. We are a group of attorneys from diverse backgrounds who are experienced in criminal law and believe in fighting for every person’s constitutional right to a fair trial and in working to overturn unjust convictions and sentences. A significant part of our practice involves representation of non-citizen defendants on appeal and in other post-conviction proceedings focused on ameliorating immigration consequences. We are seeking a staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to protecting immigrants’ rights to assist with our representation of non-citizens in the New York State criminal courts.  Applicants should have a background in immigration, preferably with the intersection of immigration and criminal law, who can 
 
(1) directly represent non-citizen clients seeking state post-conviction relief through motion practice and negotiation of immigration-safe dispositions, and 
 
(2) advise other staff attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and the needs in general of our non-citizen clients.  
 
Applicants for the Criminal-Immigration Staff Attorney position should have the following qualifications:
 
· A commitment to criminal defense and social justice
· Strong research and writing skills
· Oral advocacy skills
· A strong interest in client-focused representation
· A self-directed ability to manage an active and varied caseload 
 
Applicants must be admitted in New York and have substantial post-law school experience, ideally as a criminal defense or immigration attorney.  Crim-imm experience is a plus, including removal defense in immigration court.  Bilingual capabilities are also a plus.  
 
Appellate Advocates is deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To this end, we seek to: 
 
· Hire a staff that reflects the full range of racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic identities of the communities we represent, particularly those communities disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system; 
· Ensure a workplace where diversity and inclusion is 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. 
 
Salary is dependent upon experience.
 
Application Deadline: April 12, 2019
 
To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references (if available) to apply@appad.org 
 
Appellate Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.