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Posted by: Gregory Dewan - 11/10/2022
Job Expires: 1/31/2023
DVSJA/Appeals Attorney

About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit located in Syracuse, New York and is a primary provider of legal services to low-income individuals in Central New York. HLA has approximately 80 employees and promotes the right of every person to equal justice under the law by providing high-quality legal assistance to individuals and families in need. For more information, please visit

About the Position: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA) seeks an attorney committed to indigent defense to join its well-established Appeals Program. The attorney would work specifically in supervising cases eligible for relief under the Domestic Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA). The DVSJA allows for resentencing of domestic violence survivors who suffered sexual, psychological or physical abuse that contributed to his or her conviction. This newly-created position would entail identifying those clients eligible and advocating on his or her behalf, all with the support of experienced attorneys in a great, collaborative environment. The position would provide a wonderful opportunity to represent victims of domestic violence while helping develop a growing field within criminal appellate advocacy.  

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law and to serving low-income persons. Admission or pending admission to the New York Bar.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to multi-task while remaining detail-oriented. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.

Salary: $55,000.00 to $82,000.00 annually, depending on experience.

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits including generous leave, health, dental, and optical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and a great work environment.

Start Date: As soon as mutually agreeable.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Esq., Executive Director, at

Hiscock Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.

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