The Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has Fall 2019 Legal Internships for the Criminal Defense Practice throughout the city. The Criminal Defense Practice is the primary public defender in New York City, providing holistic, client-centered representation to over 200,000 people facing misdemeanor, felony, and homicide charges. Staff Attorneys will provide zealous advocacy and handle all aspects of criminal defense from arraignment through trial. We are seeking dynamic, passionate, and creative legal interns committed to our mission.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Interns will work directly with supervising attorneys. Duties may include: drafting motions, conducting legal research, assisting with investigations, assisting with client interviews, reviewing and organizing discovery, and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is a current law school student in good standing -- only 2Ls.
  • After December 4, 2019 students in their 1L year are eligible to apply for internships. Please check our website after that date for 1L positions.
  • Relevant clinical program or work experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment or interest to indigent defense.
  • Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with all members of the staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, deadlines, and think critically.
Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we encourage students to apply early.

Closing Date: 30th August, 2019
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