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.
Criminal Defense Attorneys 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 hearings and Department of Motor Vehicle refusal hearings. Criminal Defense Attorneys provide comprehensive representation in collaboration with attorneys and advocates in other practice areas to avoid or mitigate any enmeshed consequences that may arise out of our clients’ contact with the criminal court system. To that end, Criminal Defense Attorneys must consistently be prepared to litigate and confidently engage in skillful negotiations with judges, prosecutors, and other actors within the systems our clients navigate. Though primarily appearing in criminal courts, Criminal Defense Attorneys have the opportunity to co-counsel cases in other venues (ie. Family Court, Civil Court, Administrative Hearings, etc.) as necessary or desired.
To be eligible, applicants must have:
Applicants must demonstrate:
Applicants, if hired, must:
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload a cover letter and resume in one document when prompted. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2017. Please contact Alice Fontier, Managing Director of Criminal Defense Practice, 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 and communities to apply.