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Posted by: The Legal Aid Society - 1/8/2019
Job Expires: 2/15/2019
Criminal Defense Practice Rikers Staff Attorney

The Special Litigation Unit of the Criminal Defense Practice has an opening for a rotator Staff Attorney. The attorney will work on Article 78 proceedings challenging Rikers disciplinary determinations and other deprivations of the rights of incarcerated persons in city custody. The Staff Attorney will help to handle the "Writ Calendar" at Rikers Island Judicial Center where The Legal Aid Society is assigned to represent every incarcerated person who files a pro se petition. The attorney will be required to interview clients several days a week, help to file amended motions in appropriate cases, and help to investigate test cases and affirmative litigation surrounding issues of Rikers disciplinary proceedings and security classifications.

The attorney will work with the assistance of the Special Litigation Unit and will be trained to work jointly with experienced counsel and an experienced paralegal. The attorney will be based in both Rikers Island and New York County.

Posting End Date-11:59 pm EST
Feb 15, 2019
Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters

* Admission to the New York State Bar
* Experience working with incarcerated persons
* Strong constitutional and civil rights background is preferred
* Knowledge of New York City Department of Correction and Article 78 practice is preferred
* Commitment to client-centered training and practice
* Excellent speaking, organizational, writing, interpersonal and teaching skills

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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