Staff Attorney Fellowships

Staff Attorney Fellowship Positions

CAL is seeking to hire experienced attorneys, admitted to the New York bar, to fill Staff Attorney Fellowship positions starting in September 2017.  These paid positions provide attorneys with extensive exposure, not only to appellate practice, but to all aspects of post-conviction proceedings. Fellows have the opportunity to write briefs and argue in the Appellate Division, as well as to appear in trial court on re-sentencing matters, motions to vacate 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 openings are for two-year positions.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Attorneys admitted to the New York bar with at least one year of relevant post-law-school criminal appellate or judicial clerkship experience are invited 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 criminal clients. Because we believe that 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 gay, lesbian, and transgender people.  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.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits are provided.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by email.  The email should be sent to RDean@cfal.org and the subject line of the email should read “2017 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 “2017 Fellowship Update.”

We are no longer accepting applications from new graduates and recent graduates for the staff attorney fellowship that begins in September 2017.  Only applications from candidates admitted to the New York bar with at least one year of relevant experience will be considered for the current openings.  We will, however, be accepting applications from new graduates and recent graduates for fellowships that begin in September 2018 starting on September 8, 2017.  Check back on this page for more information about the September 2018 fellowships in August 2017.

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