CAL welcomes applications from attorneys admitted to practice in New York State who have at least three years of post-graduate experience related to criminal defense or appellate practice.  Applicants without that requisite experience should consider applying for CAL’s staff attorney fellowship.
Applications for lateral positions may be submitted at any time and positions will be filled as openings arise.  Interested candidates should e-mail (in PDF format) a cover letter, resume, at least two references, and a writing sample to Robert Dean, Attorney-in-Charge, at  Include “Staff Attorney Candidate” in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.  Only applicants invited for interviews will be contacted.
Because we believe a diverse work force is essential to helping our clients through differing perspectives, CAL particularly welcomes applications from people of color; people with disabilities; and people of LGBTQ+ identities. CAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.


Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Our excellent benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance as well as 27 days of paid vacation, and other fringe benefits.