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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 1/4/2019
Job Expires: 1/17/2019
Criminal Defense Practice Assistant Managing Attorney of CAB
The Legal Aid Society has an opening for a Supervising Attorney in its Criminal Appeals Bureau.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
* The Supervising Attorney communicates with courts, clients, and attorneys to ensure that our clients' rights are protected and that we receive complete records to provide our clients top-notch representation. The responsibility of supporting the CAB Supervising Attorney in running the office include the supervision, training, and hiring of support staff and substituting for the CAB Supervising Attorney when she is unavailable.
* Handles docket of cases where Anders briefs might be considered. Writes and submits such briefs when appropriate. The docket may include other cases as needed.
* Is primarily responsible for liaising with court personnel regarding Appellate Term matters in both departments.
* Notifies attorneys of dates when their cases are calendared in AT1, AT2, and AD1 and assists CAB and CDP supervisory and staff attorneys, support staff, and outside inquirers with procedural problems, including the use and interpretation of the Office of Court Administration computer system and interceding with court personnel to resolve problems. 
* Maintains SORA docket spreadsheet and opens all CAB SORA hearing files. 
* Oversees the "Notice of Appeal Project" and supervises a staff of paralegals who are responsible for filing notices of appeal and poor person affidavits on behalf of Legal Aid Society clients in all five boroughs. 
* Drafts motions and supervises motions drafted by paralegal staff. At the courts' requests, responds to all pro se motions filed by clients whose cases are still in the CAB Supervising Attorney's Office.
* Reviews all correspondence that comes into the CAB Supervising Attorney's Office, and personally responds to more complicated letters that cannot answered by paralegal staff. 
* Reviews client questionnaires returned to our office, checking for additional cases, potential conflicts, immigration issues, and clients who are on stays, before the questionnaires are given to the paralegal staff for follow-up.
 
SECONDARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
* The Supervising Attorney exercises significant discretion and judgment in resolving non-routine matters, such as when a conflict of interest requires that CAB be relieved as counsel, and in deciding what matters to refer to the CAB Supervising Attorney or other supervising attorneys for policy consideration or reconsideration. The position involves a constant balancing of competing needs by prioritizing specific tasks based on the totality of the circumstances. 
* Other duties as assigned.
Posting End Date-11:59 pm EST
Jan 17, 2019
Location
Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters
Requirements

* Admitted to Practice in New York State
* Five years' experience preferred
* Knowledge of criminal law and New York State appellate procedure
* First-rate writing and oral communication skills
* Excellent administrative and organizational abilities
* An aptitude for motivating, training, and managing non-attorney staff
* Excellent client communication skills
* Ability to communicate with judges, court administration, and legal practitioners
* Demonstrated ability to research and draft post-conviction motions and briefs

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.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
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.

For technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email jobpostquestions@legal-aid.org .


 
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