Appeals Attorneys


Federal Defenders of New York (“FDNY”) is seeking applicants for a position as an appellate attorney in our office. FDNY is the federal public defender that provides legal representation for indigent persons who are accused of federal crimes in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. We are vigorous in the defense of our clients, and we are seeking applicants with a similar level of passion and dedication to our work.

Applicants must be admitted to the bar of any state or the District of Columbia and have a minimum of one year of legal experience. Please email you resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to The subject line of the email should be 2018 Appeals Attorney Hiring. The application deadline is November 2, 2018. No calls or faxes please. Your cover letter may be addressed to David Patton, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of New York.

Salary is consistent with the federal pay scale and will depend on the years and nature of your legal experience. The benefits are excellent. FDNY is an equal opportunity employer.