August 2018

Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a trial attorney position in our Brooklyn office to begin in November 2018. FDNY is a federal public defender office that provides legal representation to indigent persons accused of federal crimes in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.We are vigorous in the defense of our clients, and we are seeking applicants with a high level of passion and dedication for the work.For more information about our office, please visit our website at

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of legal experience, with a strong courtroom advocacy background, and a demonstrated ability to communicate with and fight for our client base.Applicants must be admitted to the bar of the State of New York and must be able to clear an FBI background check in order to work on sensitive national security matters.Email your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to with “Re: Brooklyn August 2018” in subject line. Application deadline is September 30, 2018, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis.Will respond only if selected for interview.No calls or faxes please.The cover letter may be addressed to David Patton, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of New York, 52 Duane St., New York, NY 10007.

The salary is consistent with the federal pay scale and will depend on years of experience.Excellent benefits.EOE.