Opening at the Federal Defenders of New York for an Assistant Federal Defender attorney position in the Manhattan office of the Southern District of New York. For approximately 18-24 months, the attorney will work exclusively on a trial-level federal capital case with an emphasis on legal research and writing. After the conclusion of the case, the attorney will transition to trial or appeals work depending on the needs of the office and the interests of the applicant. We are particularly interested in candidates with appellate and/or capital habeas experience. Salary based on experience and federal pay scale. Excellent benefits. Minimum qualification: Law school graduate with 2 years work experience and demonstrated interest in indigent criminal defense. EOE. Will respond only if selected for interview. No calls or faxes. Deadline for application December 15, 2017. Send resume, cover letter, law school transcript, and writing sample via email to The cover letter may be addressed to David Patton, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of New York, Inc., 52 Duane Street, 10th Fl, NY, NY 10007-1207.