Trial Attorneys


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TRIAL ATTORNEY
March 2021


Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a trial attorney position in our White Plains office. 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 not a government agency and our employees are not government employees. Our mission is straightforward: although we provide our services free of cost, our clients should receive the finest legal representation available at any price. We are looking for someone who is committed to equal justice and willing to fight vigorously for those accused of crimes. A large part of the caseload involves immigration-related offenses, drugs, fraud, bank robbery, firearms, and internet-related crimes.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of legal experience. Email your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to NYS_Trial_Hiring@fd.org with “Re: White Plains 2021” in subject line. Application deadline is April 13, 2021, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so please submit as soon as possible.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. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Federal Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a work environment that fosters inclusion and belonging for all employees.

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Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for two trial attorneys, one in our Brooklyn office and one in our Central Islip (Long Island) office.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 not a government agency and our employees are not government employees. Our mission is straightforward: although we provide our services free of cost, our clients should receive the finest legal representation available at any price. We are looking for someone who is committed to equal justice and willing to fight vigorously for those accused of crimes. A large part of the caseload involves immigration-related offenses, drugs, fraud, robbery, firearms, and internet-related crimes. For more information about our office, please visit our website at federaldefendersny.org.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of legal experience, a demonstrable ability to communicate with people of many different backgrounds, an unflagging refusal to give up in difficult circumstances, strong research and writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.Spanish-language proficiency is highly useful, but not mandatory. Use this link to apply via Airtable: https://airtable.com/shr8PYfS2vZWT3oGy. A resume, cover letter and two writing samples are required.Please specify whether you are applying for the Brooklyn position, the Central Islip position, or both positions. The application deadline is January 18, 2021, but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so please submit as soon as possible.No calls or faxes please.The cover letter may be addressed to Deirdre von Dornum, Attorney-in-Charge, Federal Defenders of New York, One Pierrepont Plaza, 16th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

The salary is consistent with the federal pay scale and will depend on years of experience.Excellent benefits. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Federal Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a work environment that fosters inclusion and belonging for all employees.

**In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all offices of the Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. are closed until further notice; our staff is primarily working remotely during this time. However, there are times when staff may need to be physically present at the office, visit detention facilities, or to appear before the court in person. In order to protect staff and clients who may need to be in the office in person, in consultation with an expert epidemiologist, we have put stringent limits on the number of people who may be in the office at any one time, we require masks to be worn at all times, and the office is cleaned daily. **