Hiscock Legal Aid Society, Syracuse, New York, a nonprofit legal aid organization, seeks an
experienced and talented 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. The attorney will staff a new Appeals Consultation
Project, and will serve as an appellate specialist providing support and counsel
to trial-level attorneys.
attorney will be expected to collaborate with trial attorneys to analyze legal
issues and develop legal strategy, assist with trial preparation, appear in
court for hearings and trials, and provide training on timely legal and
forensic issues. The attorney may also carry a small appeals caseload.
ideal candidate will be dynamic and able to work as part of a team. Minimum of 7
to 10 years' experience handling felony-level criminal trials and/or appeals required.
Excellent analytical, research, writing, oral advocacy, and interpersonal
skills are required. Admission to the New York State Bar is required.
DOE. Excellent benefits.
should send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to Linda
Gehron, President/CEO at email@example.com.
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.