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Wayne County, NY: Assistant Public Defender- Felony Attorney

The Wayne County Public Defender, practicing high quality and innovative criminal defense in a rural setting, currently has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender. This attorney will have the opportunity to represent clients facing all levels of felonies, parole violations and misdemeanors. Significant experience in felony trial practice preferred. Demonstrated dedication to practicing indigent defense in a team setting required. Benefits include health insurance, dental, NYS retirement system and reasonable caseloads. Salary range from $66,194 to $79,905 DOE, with additional compensation for required shared participation in the Centralized Arraignment Program. Residency in Wayne County NOT REQUIRED, but preferred for this position. Applicants must be currently admitted to practice in NYS.

Send resume, references and a writing sample by October 23, 2020 to Andrew D. Correia, Esq., Public Defender, Wayne County Public Defender’s Office, 26 Church Street, Lyons NY 14489 or at acorreia@co.wayne.ny.us.

[Posted 9/28/2020]

 

Westchester County, NY: Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, White Plains, NY

The Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, White Plains, New York is the criminal defense provider to people who cannot afford to hire their own attorney on felony charges in Westchester County. We are interested in hiring an attorney admitted to practice law in New York. We will also consider for an interview 2020 Law School graduates who will be taking the October 2020 New York bar exam. We are an equal opportunity employer, we seek a diverse staff, and we encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. Please send your resume and writing sample to David B. Weisfuse, Chief Counsel at my email address of dweisfuse@laswest.org.

David B. Weisfuse
Chief Counsel
Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
150 Grand Street
White Plains, New York 10601
dweisfuse@laswest.org
(914)286-3437

 

[Posted: 8/17/2020]

   

Erie County, NY: Administrator of Erie County Assigned Counsel Program, The Assigned Counsel Program

Administrator of Erie County Assigned Counsel Program. Well-respected organization providing legal representation to low income clients in criminal and family courts. Responsibilities include program development, oversight & management; grant management & budgeting; supervision of staff of 30+ and 250+ panel attorneys. Must be technologically proficient. Admitted to practice minimum 5 years. 

Salary: $100K+, commensurate with experience, excellent benefits.   

Contact: E-mail resume, cover letter demonstrating commitment to serving persons of limited means, and references by August 14 to aej@lipsitzponterio.com. Additional information on website: www.assigned.org. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline is August 14, 2020.  [Posted 7/13/2020]

 

New York City, NY: President and Attorney-in-Charge, Office of the Appellate Defender

About the Office of the Appellate Defender

The Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD) is one of New York City’s oldest providers of indigent defense and appellate representation of poor people convicted of felonies. Since its founding in 1988, OAD has worked to ensure that poor people convicted of felonies receive full and equal access to justice by providing exceptional appellate representation, improving the quality of the indigent defense representation through education and training, and advocating for systemic reform of New York City’s criminal justice system. By dedicating itself to innovation and remaining flexible and responsive to emerging criminal justice needs, OAD has set itself apart from traditional appellate defender offices and established itself as a national model for indigent appellate defense representation.

OAD has a staff of approximately 30 talented lawyers and client services professionals that share in their commitment to holistic and creative work to support clients. Through a combination of government contracts and fundraising from law firms, corporations, and other private donors, the organization has a budget of roughly $4M. The annual First Monday event, hosted by OAD, serves as one of the premier functions in New York City’s legal community every year.

Conceived as a training office, OAD is dedicated to core values of teaching and learning. This approach is continued through a rotation of attorneys every three years, a Criminal Appellate Defender Clinic housed at New York University Law School, and a Volunteer Appellate Defender (VAD) program that allows attorneys at private law firms to serve as co-counsel with OAD attorneys on criminal appeals. In addition to OAD’s successes in court victories, its alumni have also gone on to hold significant positions in not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, prestigious law firms, and the judiciary. Numerous appellate defenders have replicated OAD’s training model.

OAD recognized early in its history that people in the criminal appellate process have pressing needs beyond the filing of a compelling legal brief. As the first indigent appellate office to add a social worker to its permanent staff, OAD’s Client Services team provides social work support for clients on matters that fall outside of the expertise of lawyers. OAD’s Reinvestigation Project identifies potential cases of wrongful conviction and, where appropriate, file petitions for relief. Multiple OAD clients have had their convictions reversed thanks to this critical function.

The transition of outgoing President and Attorney-in-Charge Christina Swarns presents the opportunity for new ideas and fresh thinking to enter and build on OAD’s effective internal infrastructure, dedicated staff and Board, and longstanding success in appellate work.

The Opportunity

The President and Attorney-in-Charge of the Office of the Appellate Defender will serve as the executive director, overseeing the organization’s programs and services, administrative operations, resource development, internal and external communications, and Board relations. Partnering with the staff and Board of Directors, the President and Attorney-in-Charge will maintain fidelity to OAD’s mission while ensuring sound business principles and leading a vision for greater impact in the coming years.

Position Responsibilities

Ideal candidates for the President and Attorney-in-Charge will bring a passion for appellate representation of indigent defendants and leadership experience in legal organizations or offices. With comfort in fundraising and a love of relationship-building, top candidates will have experience mobilizing resources for an organization or cause and will be skilled as an external spokesperson. They will be naturally drawn to partnership and collaboration, with the ability to envision and leverage opportunities for learning and growth. As OAD continues its interest in building diversity and inclusion internally, top candidates will be committed to leading and growing these values.

This is a full-time role, based in New York City. At the time of this writing, OAD’s operations are remote, due to the impact and policies of COVID-19. Leadership and organizational sustainability in the context of COVID-19 will be a core responsibility of the President and Attorney-in-Charge going forward.

Additional responsibilities of the President and Attorney-in-Charge include, but are not limited to:


External Relations
Serve as chief fundraiser and spokesperson for OAD, overseeing relationships with City and State government and corporate funders, as well as private donors, including foundations and high-net worth individuals
Identify and diversify funding streams for OAD to leverage new opportunities and build on existing partnerships with law firms and other funders
Represent OAD in the media, increase public awareness, and broaden the organization’s reputation with constituents
Build and strengthen relationships with partner organizations and other stakeholders to support criminal justice practice and reform
Establish and implement a vision for OAD’s continued growth, while staying true to OAD’s core mission
General Management, Finance and Administration, and Program

Apply effective management and leadership to ensure that day-to-day operations are professionally and efficiently organized and administered
Direct legal work and supervision, in partnership with current senior staff
Oversee the organization’s financial operations, including the budgetary process, and ensure that sound financial security and controls are in place
Lead, coach, recruit, and retain a cohesive, diverse, and committed staff, ensuring strong internal communication and coordination within a supportive environment
Use and strengthen technology to facilitate organizational management, fundraising, and legal work
Board Relations

Actively engage and energize the Board around OAD programming and fundraising
Work with the Board to identify and help recruit new Board Members who will add diversity of background and thought to further OAD’s mission
Regularly brief the Board on the status of the organization
Engage the Board in meaningful participation to further the organization’s goals
Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will have the following professional skills, qualities, and competencies:

Demonstrated commitment to and expertise in criminal justice and public defense; litigation and/or appellate experience and admittance in the New York Bar are required
Proven fundraising, managerial, and financial management experience in the private, not-for-profit, or public sectors
Experience connecting organizations to resources and external opportunities; a successful track record of raising funds from a variety of sources
Collaborative and transparent style of management
Exceptional communications skills, including experience writing, speaking, and presenting to a wide variety of audiences
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to rapidly build and maintain meaningful relationships with staff, partner organizations, donors, Board Members, clients, and press
Ambitious, creative, and visionary approach in all areas, from organizational goal-setting and planning to individual case management to organization infrastructure
A track record of commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, including race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, and disability


Contact 

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Melissa Madzel and Molly Brennan are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please click HERE.


All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
For more information on the Office of the Appellate Defender, please visit its website: oadnyc.org.

OAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. OAD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information. OAD welcomes and encourages interest from women, people of color, individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, and others from underrepresented backgrounds in the criminal justice space.

About Koya Leadership Partners
Koya Leadership Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com. [Posted 6/24/2020]

 

Syracuse, NY: Staff Attorney, Appeals Program, Hiscock Legal Aid Society

The Hiscock Legal Aid Society, a nonprofit legal aid organization, seeks an attorney committed to indigent defense for its Appeals Program.  The Society is the appellate defender for Onondaga County, providing representation in criminal and family court appeals to the Fourth Department and Court of Appeals.  Excellent analytical, research, writing & oral advocacy skills required.  Admission to New York State Bar and appellate experience preferred; recent law graduates with strong writing backgrounds may be considered.
 
Salary: DOE. Excellent Benefits.
 
Applicants should send cover letter, law school transcript, writing sample and resume, including three references to Piotr Banasiak, Managing Attorney at hiring@hlalaw.org.
 
The Hiscock Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply. [Posted: 6/17/2020]

 

Franklin County, NY: Assistant Public Defenders, Franklin County Public Defender's Office

The Franklin County Public Defender is hiring up to two additional Assistant Public Defenders. Experienced attorneys and recent graduates are welcome to apply. We handle criminal proceedings in local, county, and integrated-domestic-violence courts. Our office also represents clients in certain family court matters. If you have preferences, please let us know. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

We are located at the northern end of the Adirondacks in the village of Malone. The residency requirement is waived; but new hires must relocate to Franklin County within ninety days.

Compensation starts at $65,000 per year with excellent benefits. Please send your information to kroe@franklincony.org. [Posted 6/1/2020] 

 

Canandaigua, NY: Staff Attorney - Regional Immigration Assistance Center, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and Ontario County Public Defender's Office

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the Ontario County Public Defender’s Office have been awarded funding to operate a Regional Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC) to cover the 7th and 8th judicial districts of New York. The mission of the RIAC is to provide advice and consultations, CLEs and other trainings, and any necessary support to mandated representatives regarding the immigration consequences to noncitizens of criminal and family court proceedings. The RIAC will serve public defenders and appellate attorneys, and Assigned Counsel panel members, throughout Western New York.

We seek a Staff Attorney for this project. The Staff Attorney will be based primarily in Canandaigua, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York (see below).

NYS Bar admission is required, and 1-5 years of experience in immigration and/or criminal law, particularly in removal defense, with knowledge about the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, and an interest in how immigration law affects family law proceedings. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to indigent defense and immigrant clients, and a willingness to work in Ontario County four or five days per week and travel to the office in Buffalo. This position will require travel throughout the 7 th and 8th judicial districts to work with institutional providers, as well as occasional overnight travel, and travel to NYC and Albany. Candidates should be well organized with good communication skills and writing ability for regular consultations with criminal defense and family law attorneys representing non-citizens, and have a desire to conduct CLEs and trainings for lawyers. The ability to speak a language spoken by the region’s noncitizen communities is an advantage, but not required. Salary is based on experience.

Legal Aid offers a competitive benefits package.  Reliable transportation and a valid license to drive a motor vehicle is required.  Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. 290 Main Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, New York 14202 Attn: Human Resources or via e-mail to resume@legalaidbuffalo.org by July 12, 2020.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

For information about Canandaigua and Buffalo, see the following:

https://www.canandaiguachamber.com/residence/

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/canandaigua-ny-best-place-earth

https://www.visitfingerlakes.com/about-the-finger-lakes/communities/canandaigua/

https://www.lifeinthefingerlakes.com/

https://realestate.usnews.com/places/new-york/buffalo

https://livability.com/top-10/families/best-affordable-places-to-live/2018/ny/buffalo

https://www.buffalospree.com/

For additional information about the agencies, please visit https://legalaidbuffalo.org/ and https://www.co.ontario.ny.us/117/Public-Defender [Posted: 6/11/2020]

 

Wyoming County, NY:  Assistant Public Defender – Appeals and Post-Conviction Unit, Wyoming County Public Defender's Office

The Wyoming County Public Defender seeks to provide access to justice and due process to the most vulnerable individuals, children and families in the Wyoming County community through quality legal representation and assistance.

Definition:  Under general direction, performs a variety of appellate activities in the area of criminal law, predominantly the perfection of indigent criminal appeals on behalf of individuals convicted in Wyoming County.

Distinguishing Characteristics:  Staff attorneys are responsible for handling every aspect of the appeals that are assigned to them, from the communication with the client upon receipt of the file through the communication with the client upon the outcome of the case in the Appellate Division and, as necessary, the outcome of any leave application filed with the Court of Appeals (the state’s highest court).  In the event that an application for leave is granted by the Court of Appeals, perfecting the appeal in the Court of Appeals.  Staff Attorney also investigates cases for potential post-conviction issues, and files such motions as are appropriate.

Examples of Duties:

1.  Reads transcripts of case.

2.  Takes notes from transcripts and prepares a transcript summary for use in drafting appeal.

3.  Discerns legal issues from the transcript and/or client questionnaire and necessary researching of law.

4.  Researches possible legal issues; chooses appropriate issues for brief and discards issues that are non-meritorious or less than meritorious, keeping in mind the obligation to provide “meaningful representation” as that term has been defined by the Court of Appeals.

5.  Drafts appellant’s principal and reply briefs; submits completed draft of brief to the Public Defender for review; incorporates supervisor’s suggestions, and as necessary prepares a redraft of brief.

6.  Corresponds with client, and either visits client at correctional facility or discusses case with client via confidential phone call with the facility.  Out-of-custody consultation with some clients occurs as well.

7.  Corresponds with trial attorney, as necessary.

8.  Prepares stipulation to the record on appeal and submits to District Attorney’s Offices; speaks with assistant district attorney as necessary until an agreement on the contents of stipulation is reached.

9.  Gathers physical documents for appendix and submits to staff for numbering and copying.

10.  Meets regularly with the Public Defender to discuss status of cases.

11.  Keeps abreast of recent developments in criminal law.

12.  Disposes of a satisfactory number of cases per calendar year, the number to be determined by supervisor.

Employment Standards:  Active membership in the New York State Bar; and

1.  Experience as an attorney in the practice of criminal appeals preferred; or

2.  A combination of training, education and experience that is equivalent to the above employment standard and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

3.   Computer proficiency, including, but not limited to, word processing skills and computerized legal research.

4.   Reliable transportation and license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.

Knowledge of:  all statutory laws related to practicing criminal law in New York State, including the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Corrections Law, and Judiciary Law; trial and appellate court procedures; legal research methods; rules of evidence; standard legal office practice and procedures; and ethical and professional rules of conduct.

Ability to:  effectively perfect criminal appeals; work independently; perform legal research; analyze and apply legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents in legal problems; present statements of law, facts and arguments clearly, logically and forcefully; both in written and oral format; maintain confidentiality and objectivity; manage assigned caseload; operate personal computer and computer applications used by the units; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work; and interact well with the public.

This position is full-time.

Wyoming County values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Please send your cover letter and resume to Wyoming County Public Defender’s Office, 18 Linwood Avenue, Warsaw, New York 14569.

Application Deadline is June, 30, 2020 [Posted 5/11/20]

 

Cattaraugus County, NY: Assistant Public Defenders (4), Cattaraugus County Public Defender's Office

The Cattaraugus County Public Defender’s Office is currently seeking applications for 4 Assistant Public Defender positions. The job entails representing defendants in all stages of the criminal court process starting at arraignment, as well as Family Court representation. Attorneys at this office are expected to work diligently toward achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Starting salary is up to $65,000 per year depending on experience and skill. Benefits include excellent medical, dental and vision coverage as well as paid vacation and sick days. Employees are also members of the New York State Retirement System.

Applicants are required to possess a valid driver’s license and must be admitted to practice law in New York or be pending admission. Interested applicants may submit a resume to the Cattaraugus County Public Defender’s Office at 175 North Union St, Olean, NY 14760 or by email to bjsmith@cattco.org. [Posted: 2/5/2020 - Updated: 6/25/2020]


Warren County, NY: Assistant Public Defenders, Warren County Public Defender's Office

The Warren County Public Defender's Office is currently accepting applications for two Assistant Public Defenders. The work involves representing clients assigned by the Public Defender in criminal court and family court proceedings. This involves representation through all stages of the proceeding following arrest and at the initial court appearance. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Defender with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. The attorney does work related to the case as required. The cases involve filing demands, motions, preparing for hearings, conducting hearings, evaluation of the case and plea bargaining. The attorney would also conduct legal research, prepare for trials and conduct the trial.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Knowledge of family court law, criminal law and court proceedings would be necessary for the applicant.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing is mandatory.
  • The applicant must possess a NY State law license and have at least two years of experience as an attorney in the field of criminal law.
  • The applicant must possess a valid NYS driver’s license.
Salary: $69,891 with full county benefits. To apply, send a resume and writing sample to Warren County Public Defender, Marcy Flores, at floresm@warrencountyny.gov or at Warren County Public Defender’s Office, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845. (518) 761-6207. Fax number (518) 761-6208. The position is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors. Warren County is an EOE/AA employer. [Posted: 2/2/2020]

 

Monroe County, NY: Assistant Public Defenders, Monroe County Public Defender's Office

 

The Monroe County Public Defender’s Office is looking for attorneys who want to zealously represent their clients while working in a vibrant, collaborative setting. The Public Defender’s Office is seeking Assistant Public Defenders to join our dedicated staff of attorneys who are truly committed to making a difference for each and every client they represent. The prospective candidate(s) should believe in the critical role public defenders play in advocating zealously for the clients they serve. We are currently accepting resumes for four (4) immediate, entry-level positions as an assistant public defender in the Town Court Bureau. In this position the attorney would be responsible for representing persons charged with misdemeanors or violations in town courts throughout Monroe County. Starting salary is $61,909 with excellent benefits, including full health insurance, dental, vacation (three weeks paid vacation and thirteen paid holidays in your first year of employment), sick time, compensatory time, mileage reimbursement, and membership in the NYS Retirement System. Applicants must be admitted to practice in New York and have a valid driver's license. All employees of Monroe County are required to reside within Monroe County. Interested applicants should submit a resume to the Monroe County Public Defender's Office, 10 N. Fitzhugh Street, Rochester, NY 14614 or by emailing a resume to tdonaher@monroecounty.gov. [Continuous recruitment] [Posted: 12/4/2019] 


Orange County, NY: Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense, The Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Inc.

The Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Inc. sees a criminal defense staff attorney. Salary: $60,000-$110,000, excellent benefits and work environment. Requirements: (1) admission to the New York bar or a confirmed date to be sworn in; (2) a minimum of one year of criminal defense experience either as as law school intern or, preferably, as a lawyer at a criminal defense firm or agency. Applicants meeting these requirements will also be considered for projected opening(s) late this year resulting from state mandates regarding arraignments. Submit resume to the chief attorney, Gary Abramson at gabramson@lasocny.org. [Updated: 6/25/2020]


Utica, NY: Assistant Public Defender-- 3rd Assistant, Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division

The Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division seeks applications for Assistant Public Defender (3rd Assistant). This is a continuous recruitment announcement. The 3rd Assistant assists the Public Defender in the representation of indigent persons, charged with crimes at all stages of a criminal proceeding; keeps abreast of all procedures and policies within the Public Defender's Office; assists the Public Defender in maintaining law files which may be useful in criminal defense work. Applicants must be admitted to the Bar of New York State. To apply, submit the following materials by email to pubdef@ocgov.net or by mail to Frank J. Nebush, Jr., Esq., Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division, 250 Boehlert Center, 321 Main Street, Utica, NY 13501: (1) Certificate of Good Standing from the Appellate Division of admission; (2) complete resume including elementary education and all employment, listing employers' addresses and telephone numbers; (3) three references with addresses and telephone numbers; (4) writing sample; (5) copy of valid NYS driver's license; and (6) completed Oneida County application. Grade/Salary plus excellent benefits: 36P- $52,441. Oneida County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 


New York Internship Postings

          

Out of State Job Postings

Charlottesville or Richmond, Virginia: JustChildren Program Attorney, Legal Aid Justice Center

LAJC seeks a full-time, experienced attorney for its JustChildren Program.Working as part of
a team of attorneys, community organizers, and policy experts, the attorney will use legal
and policy advocacy to support grassroots campaigns aimed at advancing equity in
education, demanding a fair and restorative youth justice system, dismantling structural
racism, and building communities where all children can thrive. The attorney will:

• Provide advice and counsel to individuals and community groups on education, youth
  justice, and children’s services issues
• When appropriate, supportimpact litigation in state and federal court
• Advocate for legislation, regulations, and policies that support young people, especially
  youth of color, those from low-wealth communities, and students with disabilities
• Partner with community organizers and grassroots leaders to develop and implement
  systems change initiatives
• Participate in various work groups, advisory groups, coalitions, etc., and attend
  community events
• Produce publications, including reports, issue briefs, fact sheets, op-eds, and blog posts
• Draft press releases, organize press conferences, and respond to media inquiries
• Utilize LAJC’s social media and action alert software


Required Qualifications:

• Virginia Bar licensure, ability to waive into Virginia Bar, or willing to sit for Bar exam
• Two years of relevant experience
• Professional or lived experience advocating in low-wealth communities
• Outstanding oral advocacy, research, writing, organizational, and leadership skills
• Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
• Willingness to travel statewide occasionally
• Ability to work and communicate effectively across lines of identity
• Strong commitment to racial justice


Preferred Qualifications:

• At least four years of relevant experience
• Familiarity with Virginia and/or federal court practice
• Experience with impact advocacy, including class action litigation
• Experience with community lawyering and/or experience with youth organizing
• Familiarity with JustChildren’s core practice areas, including education, youth justice, and
  children’s mental health
• Experience with coalition building
• Comfort with technology and social media
• Experience with using data in impact campaigns


Start Date: August 2020, with some flexibility

Salary range: $55,000 to $77,000 based on years of relevant experience and LAJC’s formal salary scale.

Benefits

• Generous leave
• Excellent family health insurance
• Loan repayment assistance
• 403(b) pension plan

Application Instructions: Email a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample to Rachael Deane, Legal
Director of LAJC’s JustChildren Program, at hiring@justice4all.org. The cover letter should
highlight experience in building campaigns, including relevant litigation experience. The
cover letter should also highlight any specialized skills, such as language fluency, data
analysis, or technology skills.

The position will be open until filled, but application review will begin on June 29, 2020. [Posted: 6/9/2020]

 

 

Los Angeles, California: Homelessness Prevention/Eviction Defense, Inner City Law Center

Inner City Law Center (ICLC) is a nonprofit law firm on Skid Row. We are looking for extraordinary people to help us end homelessness in Los Angeles. Founded on the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect, ICLC fights for justice for low-income tenants, working-poor families, people living with disabilities or experiencing homelessness, people living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless veterans.

This new Staff Attorney position will carry a caseload of eviction defense (unlawful detainer) cases and will help expand our tenant defense work. The Staff Attorney will work with an eviction defense team including attorneys and paralegals to negotiate with opposing counsel; prepare discovery requests and responses; draft pleading motions and correspondence; negotiate settlements; conduct unlawful detainer trials; and pursue appellate remedies. In addition to carrying their own caseload, the Staff Attorney will work closely with volunteer attorneys from private law firms who are providing pro bono representation to clients facing eviction. For the full job posting, visit https://www.innercitylaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Eviction-Defense-Staff-Attorney-Job-Announcement.pdf.

How to Apply: Cover letters and resumes are reviewed upon receipt and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter detailing interest in the position to Anna Carrillo, HR Coordinator, at careers@innercitylaw.org. ICLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition. All qualified applicants with criminal histories shall be considered in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. [Posted: 2/23/20]


 




 

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