The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo
seeks to provide access to justice and due process to the most vulnerable
individuals, children and families in the Western New York community through
quality legal representation and assistance.
Definition: Under the direction of the Chief Operating
Officer ("CEO") and Appeals and Post-Conviction Unit ("APCU") Chief Attorney, performs
a variety of appellate, administrative and supervisory activities in the area
of criminal law; predominantly the perfection of indigent criminal appeals on
behalf of individuals convicted in various counties in Western New York;
performs related duties as required.
Characteristics: The Managing
Attorney is responsible for supervising every aspect of the appeals assigned to
the Appeals and Post-Conviction Unit ("Unit"), from overseeing the
communication with clients, to important public outreach activities with the
legal community, to coordinating moot court sessions for staff attorneys, to
monitoring the gathering of documents for records on appeal, to overseeing the
proper filing of pleadings and briefs with both the Appellate Division and the
NYS Court of Appeals. The Managing
Attorney is also responsible for monitoring the investigation and filing of
post-conviction motions handled by the Unit, including those seeking the
vacatur of judgments and extending the time to file notices of appeal.
1. Seven years of experience as an attorney in
the practice of criminal appeals preferred; or
2. A combination of training, education and
experience that is equivalent to the above employment standard and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
3. Managerial experience preferred.
4. Computer proficiency, including, but not
limited to, word processing skills and computerized legal research.
5. Reliable transportation and license to
operate a motor vehicle in New York State.
Knowledge of: all statutory laws related to practicing
criminal law in New York State, including the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure Law,
Corrections Law, and Judiciary Law; trial and appellate court procedures; legal
research methods; rules of evidence; standard legal office practice and
procedures; and ethical and professional rules of conduct.
Ability to: effectively supervise diverse personalities,
perform all administrative responsibilities in monitoring cases, as well as to perfect
criminal appeals; work independently; perform legal research; analyze and apply
legal principles, facts, evidence and precedents in legal problems; present
statements of law, facts and arguments clearly, logically and forcefully; both
in written and oral format; maintain confidentiality and objectivity; manage a
caseload; operate personal computer and computer applications used by the Units;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered
in the course of work; and interact well with the public.
This position is full-time.
The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. values diversity and
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans /
Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity
Please send your cover letter, at least three (3) references
and resume to email@example.com
or The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., Attention: Human Resources, 290 Main
Street, Suite 400, Buffalo, NY 14202 by May 21, 2019.