Employment

Current opportunities

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION – ENTRY LEVEL – DIRECT APPEAL PRACTICE

Position Description: We are seeking to hire immediately an entry-level appellate attorney to work
on criminal appeals primarily from plea convictions. More than one position may be filled based
on this posting. This is primarily an in-person position, with at most two (2) days remote work
allowed weekly.


Qualifications:
• A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and social justice
• Excellent and proven research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
• A strong interest in client-focused representation
• A self-directed ability to manage an active caseload
• New York State bar admission required, or a commitment to seek admission immediately


Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience based on a collectively bargained
pay scale, with a range from $78,316.78 to $105,193.37. Appellate Advocates offers a generous
benefits package, including health and vision insurance, a 401(k), flexible spending and transit
account, and paid sick and vacation time.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references as a single
PDF to [email protected], referencing “Staff Attorney Position – Direct Appeals” in the subject
line by June 21, 2024. Applicants with disabilities may e-mail [email protected] or call Melissa
Taveras, Executive Assistant, at (212) 693-0085, ext. 252, to request and arrange for
accommodations for submitting an application.

STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION – EXPERIENCED APPELLATE ATTORNEY – DIRECT APPEAL PRACTICE

Position Description: We are seeking to hire immediately an experienced appellate criminal
defense attorney to work on criminal appeals from plea and trial convictions. More than one
position may be filled based on this posting. This is primarily an in-person position, with at most
two (2) days remote work allowed weekly.


Qualifications:
• A minimum of three years of appellate criminal defense experience, with experience in
New York indigent criminal appeals preferred
• A deep interest in indigent appellate criminal defense
• A demonstrated commitment to criminal defense and social justice
• Excellent research, writing, and oral advocacy skills
• A strong interest in client-focused representation
• A self-directed ability to manage an active caseload
• New York State bar admission required


Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience based on a candidate’s placement on
the collectively bargained salary scale, with a range from $89,012.19 to $134,935.12. Appellate
Advocates offers a generous benefits package, including health and vision insurance, a 401(k),
flexible spending and transit account, and paid sick and vacation time.


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references as a single
PDF to [email protected], referencing “Experienced Appellate Attorney Position – Direct
Appeals” in the subject line, by June 21, 2024. Applicants with disabilities may e-mail
[email protected] or call Melissa Taveras, Executive Assistant, at (212) 693-0085, ext. 252, to
request and arrange for accommodations for submitting an application.

Appellate Advocates is deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To this end, we
seek to:
• Hire staff that reflect the full range of racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic identities
of the communities we represent, particularly those communities disproportionately
affected by the criminal justice system;
• Ensure a workplace where diversity and inclusion are fostered and different perspectives
are valued and freely exchanged; and
• Ensure that all staff members feel welcome, respected, and have equal opportunities to
thrive and advance within the organization.


Appellate Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment
opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or
genetic information. Appellate Advocates is deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce, and seeks to hire staff that reflect the full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, and
socioeconomic identities of the communities we represent, particularly those communities
disproportionately affected by the criminal legal system. We strongly encourage people
historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.

Appellate Advocates is not currently soliciting applications.

Appellate Advocates is not currently soliciting applications.

Appellate Advocates is not currently soliciting applications.

Appellate Advocates is not currently soliciting applications. 

Appellate Advocates is not currently soliciting applications.