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To join the NYCDS team, please view our Job Postings below, select the position of interest, and follow the instructions to apply. Internship opportunities are listed at the bottom of this page.

Job Postings

 

Experienced Trial Attorney Positions

NYCDS accepts applications from experienced attorneys at any time, year round. We are always looking for bright, energetic attorneys with trial and courtroom experience to better serve our client base. If you are interested in applying for a Trial Attorney position, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your relevant experience and your commitment to criminal defense work to Lateral@nycds.org. Cover letters should be addressed to Executive Director Stan German, Esq.

Entry Level Trial Attorney Positions

NYCDS hires a new class of entry level recent law school graduates for the position of Trial Attorney every fall. The entry level attorneys are extensively trained in all facets of criminal defense litigation.  Our nationally recognized training program consists of motion practice, trial and hearing preparation, arraignments, investigations, holistic defense and policy. After approximately 8 weeks of training, entry level attorneys begin making regular court appearances and conducting arraignments. To be considered for an entry level Trial Attorney position, please submit a resume and cover letter explaining your commitment to criminal defense to EntryLevel@nycds.org. Cover letters should be addressed to Executive Director Stan German, Esq. Applications for entry-level positions are accepted between July 1st and September 30th for the following year. The class for 2022 is full.

Internships

New York County Defender Services offers internships to hardworking, dedicated students in law school. If you are interested in an internship at New York County Defender Services, please email internship@nycds.org with a cover letter explaining why you are interested in working with us, the time period that you would like to intern, and a copy of your resume. Cover letters should be addressed to C. Sidney Lester, Esq. (he/him/his). We accept internship applications on a rolling basis. However, please note that we are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2022 internships.

New York County Defender Services 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, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply.