Staff Attorneys

Appellate Advocates is currently accepting applications for three Staff Attorney positions. 
#1 Description: Staff Attorney
 
Appellate Advocates, which represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings, seeks staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense.  Strong research and writing skills are required.  Applicant must be admitted in New York and have substantial post-law school criminal appeals experience or the equivalent.  Start date is open and salary is commensurate with experience.  We are accepting applications through May 15, 2018.  Appellate Advocates is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.  We encourage candidates of color or diverse background to apply.
 
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to mailbox@appad.org.
 
Benefits: Medical, dental, 5 weeks of vacation, and other fringe benefits.
 
Minimum Education Required: Juris Doctorate.
 
#2 Description: Staff Attorney
 
Appellate Advocates, which represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings, seeks staff attorney with a demonstrated commitment to criminal defense.  Strong research and writing skills are required.  Applicant must be admitted in New York and have a minimum of 5 years of criminal appeals experience, preferably in New York.  Start date is open and salary is commensurate with experience.  We are accepting applications through May 15, 2018.  Appellate Advocates is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  We encourage candidates of color or diverse background to apply.
 
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to mailbox@appad.org.
 
Benefits: Medical, dental, 5 weeks of vacation, and other fringe benefits.
 
Minimum Education Required: Juris Doctorate.
 
#3 Description: Criminal/Immigration Staff Attorney
 
Appellate Advocates, which represents indigent criminal defendants on appeal and in post-conviction proceedings, seeks 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-safer dispositions, and 
 
(2) advise other staff attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and the needs in general of our non-citizen clients.  
 
Strong writing skills and a commitment to public defense and serving indigent clients are required; bilingual applicants are preferred.  Crim-imm experience is a plus, including removal defense in immigration court.  Applicants must be admitted in New York and have substantial post-law school experience, ideally as a criminal defense or immigration attorney.  Start date is open and salary is commensurate with experience.  We are accepting applications through May 15, 2018. Appellate Advocates is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.  We encourage candidates of color or diverse background to apply.
 
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to mailbox@appad.org.  Include “Crim-Imm Staff Attorney Position” in the subject line.
 
Benefits: Medical, dental, 5 weeks of vacation, and other fringe benefits.
 
Minimum Education Required: Juris Doctorate.