About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York and is a primary provider of legal services to low-income individuals in Central New York. HLA 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 www.hlalaw.org.
About the Position: HLA seeks an attorney committed to indigent defense for its Parole Program. The candidate hired for this position will join HLA’s Parole Program to provide high quality representation to those facing revocation of their parole in Onondaga County, New York. This position includes frequent client interaction at the local jails, representation at recognizance, preliminary, and final revocation hearings, performing legal research, and filing writs of habeas corpus. A Social Worker and a Law Assistant provide support to the Parole Program Attorneys and their clients. This position offers a unique opportunity to join a collaborative, established non-profit office providing high-quality representation to people in need.
Qualifications: Admission or pending admission to New York Bar, or awaiting results from July 2023 bar exam. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Demonstrated commitment to public-interest law and to indigent defense. Ability to multi-task. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.
Salary Transparency: $65,000 to $90,907 annually for attorneys admitted to New York Bar, depending on candidate qualifications and experience. $60,000 annually for law graduates awaiting admission to New York Bar.
Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits include: generous paid vacation, sick, personal, and hourly leave; minimum of 14 paid holidays per year; health, dental, life, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with employer match; and eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Standard office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday from Labor Day through Memorial Day, and 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Esq., Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.