Federal Defenders of New York (FDNY) is seeking applicants for a trial attorney position in our Eastern District, Brooklyn office. FDNY is a federal public defender office that provides legal representation to indigent persons accused of federal crimes in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. We are not a government agency, and our employees are not government employees. Our mission is straightforward: although we provide our services free of cost, our clients should receive the finest legal representation available at any price. We are looking for someone who is committed to equal justice and willing to fight vigorously for those accused of crimes. A large part of the caseload involves immigration-related offenses, drugs, complex fraud, robbery, firearms, and internet-related crimes.

Applicants must have a minimum of two years of legal experience. Courtroom experience as well as proficiency in other languages including Spanish is desirable. Submit your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Airtable. Application deadline is August 5, 2024 but we will consider applications on a rolling basis so please submit as soon as possible. No calls or faxes please. The cover letter may be addressed to Tamara Giwa, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of New York, 52 Duane St., New York, NY 10007.

The salary is consistent with the federal pay scale and will depend on years of experience. Excellent benefits. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. Federal Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to creating a work environment that fosters inclusion andbelonging for all employees.