Staff Attorney Fellowships

STAFF ATTORNEY FELLOWSHIP
 
The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) has funded Staff Attorney Fellowship positions available starting in September 2019.  
 
These salaried positions provide attorneys with extensive exposure not only to appellate practice but also to all aspects of post-conviction proceedings. Fellows have the opportunity to write briefs and argue in the Appellate Division and Appellate Term, as well as to appear in trial court on re-sentencing matters, motions to vacate convictions based on constitutional violations or newly discovered evidence, and community notification proceedings in sex offender cases. CAL’s close supervision process, varied practice, and supportive environment provide an ideal experience for a new attorney.
 
The fellowship openings are for three-year positions.  Fellows will be considered for senior staff attorney positions at the conclusion of their fellowship.  Applications must be submitted before November 15, 2018. 
 
CAL separately hires attorneys, as laterals, with at least three years of relevant post-graduate experience who are admitted to practice in New York.  Please look under the lateral hires link.
 
 
Requirements
 
Law graduates (current 3Ls), current judicial clerks, and recent graduates with strong writing backgrounds and a demonstrated interest in criminal law and helping the underserved are welcome to apply.
 
All applicants must have excellent analytical, writing, research, and oral advocacy skills, and a strong commitment to public criminal defense and serving indigent clients convicted of crimes. 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 employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.
 
Starting salary for law graduates for September 2019 will be $60,000 with an increase to $62,500 upon admission to the bar; for recent graduates and experienced attorneys it is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits are provided.
 
How to Apply
 
Applications must be submitted by email (only) by November 15, 2018.  The email should be sent to RDean@cfal.org and the subject line of the email should read “2019 Fellowship.”  Attached to the email should be a resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) with the cover letter addressed to: 
 
Robert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge
Center for Appellate Litigation
120 Wall Street, 28th Floor
New York, NY  10005-4003
 
Because of the expected high number of applications, we ask that applicants not contact the office to inquire about the status of their application.  Any necessary updates to an application should be sent to DKlem@cfal.org with the subject line “2019 Fellowship Update.”
 
 
 

RoberRoberRobert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge Center for Appellate Litigation 74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor New York, N.Y.  10006. rdean@cfal.org Rober Robert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge
Center for Appellate Litigation
74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10006.
rdean@cfal.org Robert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge
Center for Appellate Litigation
74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10006.
rdean@cfal.org Robert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge
Center for Appellate Litigation
74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10006.
rdean@cfal.org Robert S. Dean
Attorney-in-Charge
Center for Appellate Litigation
74 Trinity Place, 11th Floor
New York, N.Y.  10006.
rdean@cfal.org