Prisoners' Legal Services of New York
(PLS) is searching for staff attorneys for each of our four regional offices:
Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca and Plattsburgh. PLS is a statewide program providing
civil legal services to people incarcerated in New York State prisons. PLS engages in
civil rights advocacy and litigation primarily in cases involving claims of deliberate
indifference to serious mental health and medical needs, unconstitutional
conditions of confinement, prolonged placement in solitary confinement, treatment
of juveniles and veterans, child visitation and support, excessive use of force
and sentence computation issues.
PLS is seeking to hire attorneys who are
committed to providing legal services to the disadvantaged. Applicants must be
admitted to practice in New York State or have recently taken the N.Y. State
Bar exam. The ideal applicants will have experience 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.
Applicants should be self-motivated and capable of complex analytical work.
Applicants must possess excellent legal research and writing skills, strong communications
skills, and a desire to work in a collaborative work environment. We have a
need for attorneys 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: email@example.com. Indicate in
the subject matter line, in descending order, your preference for office
location. (Please do not include offices in locations where you would not be
willing to work.) 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.