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Posted by: Hiscock Legal Aid - 4/24/2024
Job Expires: 5/24/2024

About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York. Committed to promoting equal justice under the law, HLA is a primary provider of legal services for low-income individuals in Central New York. Learn more about our mission at


About the Position: The Managing Attorney oversees the Appeals and Parole Programs, along with other criminal law-related projects.  The Managing Attorney reports to the Executive Director, and supervises the Appeals and Parole Program supervising attorneys, in addition to staff attorneys and law assistants. The responsibilities of the Managing Attorney include, but are not limited to:


(1) Overall program development to ensure high-level, client-centered representation, including developing and conducting training programs; developing standards of practice and standards of supervision; refining and developing administrative processes and procedures; and refining case management and data collection practices;

(2) Oversee Appeals and Parole Program administrative processes, including case intake and assignment, case handling, filing processes, and case-closing procedures;

(3) Oversee Caseload Relief Project, including recruitment of contract appellate attorneys, assigning of cases to contract attorneys, review of work product, answering questions, etc.;

(4) Provide direct supervision for staff attorneys and law assistants, including assisting with the preparation and review of transcript summaries, briefs, records on appeal, and post-conviction motions, mentoring staff, and collaborating to solve problems;

(5) Handle small caseload of appeals and/or parole matters, as needed;

(6) Prepare schedules for parole recognizance hearing coverage and appellate moot arguments;

(7) Compiling monthly data and preparing quarterly and yearly reports for funders, especially the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services;

(8) Participate in regular program meetings and frequent meetings with individual staff;

(9) Liaise with state-wide organizations and other institutional appellate and criminal-defense providers, trial and appellate court clerks, and the District Attorney’s Office, among others;

(10) Assist with staff recruitment, interviewing, and hiring; and

(11) Collaborate with management on office-wide policies and practices.

Qualifications: Admission in good standing to the New York Bar of at least three years. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and ability to supervise diverse personalities. Strong statutory knowledge, especially of criminal statutes. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines and requirements. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary Transparency: $90,530 to $124,705 annually, depending on candidate qualifications and experience.


Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits include: generous paid vacation, sick, personal, and hourly leave totaling more than 30 days per year; 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.


Work-Life Balance: Enjoy standard office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from Memorial Day until Labor Day staff can frequently take advantage of summer hours and leave at 4:00 pm.


Application Instructions: Apply by submitting 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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