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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 11/7/2018
Job Expires: 11/21/2018
Criminal Defense Practice Staff Attorney-PRDU (Fall 2019)

The Legal Aid Society's Parole Revocation Defense Unit has openings in Fall 2019 for full-time Staff Attorneys. PRDU Staff Attorneys represent clients accused of violating their conditions of release at administrative parole revocation hearings held at the Rikers Island Judicial Center, federal detention facilities, and hospital prison wards throughout New York City. The Staff Attorneys also appear on behalf of clients at related habeas corpus proceedings, administrative appeals, and other post‐conviction proceedings. The practice is fast‐paced and litigation‐intensive.

PRDU maintains offices at 199 Water Street, but attorneys spend significant amounts of time at the Rikers Island Judicial Center and other facilities in the NYC area meeting clients and handling cases.

* Responsible for handling parole revocation at all stages, including preliminary hearings, calendar appearances, discovery practice, negotiations, contested hearings, administrative appeals, and post‐ conviction hearings
* Works with unit support staff, paralegals, and investigative staff to provide zealous and effective
* defense representation
* Partners with PRDU social work team to identify and develop mitigation for clients who have mental health and/or substance abuse issues, physical needs, or who are otherwise suitable for alternatives‐to‐incarceration

Posting End Date-11:59 pm EST
Nov 21, 2018
Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters

* New York State Bar admission is required. Those applicants who have submitted applications for the NYS Bar and are pending admission or are a law school graduate in May 2018 and are planning to sit for the July 2018 bar exam will be considered
* No more than 3 years of relevant experience
* Strong courtroom skills
* A background in criminal and/or administrative law or prison-related litigation is particularly relevant
* Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred

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Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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