The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an energetic, experienced attorney with a commitment to public defense to join our Criminal Defense Practice as a DNA Specialist Staff Attorney.
Criminal Defense Attorneys at The Bronx Defenders zealously advocate for individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in the Bronx Criminal Courts. They appear in various proceedings including but not limited to arraignments, hearings and trials in criminal courts, as well as concurrent proceedings such as Superintendent’s suspension and Department of Motor Vehicle refusal hearings.
As a member of the Bronx Defenders’ Forensic Practice Group, the DNA Specialist will work with other staff attorneys—either via consultation or as co-counsel—to assist in the litigation of all cases where there is DNA evidence. Carrying a reduced caseload, the DNA Specialist will be expected to have (or work quickly to gain) an understanding of the science underlying DNA evidence in order to carry out the following responsibilities:
To qualify, applicants should have:
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through October 2, 2017, but immediate hiring is preferable and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified.
Please contact Marika Meis, Legal Director, Criminal Defense Practice/Director, Forensic Practice Group, via email at email@example.com with any questions regarding the position.
The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.