Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
(PLS) is searching for a Managing Attorney for our Albany, 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, the mental health treatment
provided to 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 Albany Office Managing Attorney is
responsible for the operation of the Albany regional office and of PLS' Pro
Bono Unit. 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.
be admitted to practice in New York State or eligible for admission, pro hac
vice, and be willing to take the next available bar exam. 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. We
have a serious need for staff who are fluent in Spanish.
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.
Please send a cover letter, resume,
writing sample and at least three (3) references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.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.