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As public defender offices, legal aid societies, and assigned counsel programs begin to recruit attorneys and other staff members to achieve the goal of high quality representation of public defense clients, through reduced caseloads, counsel at arraignment, and other quality improvements, the need for resources and training on recruitment and retention best practices is increasing. Below are links to some helpful resources.

Career Fairs

Where dates have passed, check back for future events.

General Employer Resources

Federal, State & Local Government Agencies

Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Resources

Job Posting Sites

Free Sites

  • NYSDA Job Opportunities
  • PSJD (Public Service Jobs Directory)
  • Western NY Law Center (WNYLC) Job Center
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) Job Board
  • National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) Job Search
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York Job Opportunities
  • National Native American Bar Association Job Postings

  • Paid Sites

    Below are some of the job sites used by public defense entities to post job openings for a fee.

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