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.
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. September 30, 2022 was the cutoff date for all entry level attorney application to NYCDS for the fall 2023 class. Feel free to apply for the 2024 class starting July 30, 2023 through September 30, 2023.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. Applications for Summer 2024 internships here at NYCDS, closed on September 30, 2023. No further applications will be received for Summer 2024.
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.
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