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Criminal Defense Practice Legal Intern 2L-Summer 2019

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nnJob DescriptionnnnnThe Legal Aid Society, the nation's oldest and largest social justice legal services organization, has non-paid, Summer 2019 legal internships for the Criminal Defense Practice throughout the city. The Criminal Defense Practice is the primary public defender in New York City, providing holistic, client-centered representation to over 200,000 people facing misdemeanor, felony, and homicide charges. Staff Attorneys will provide zealous advocacy and handle all aspects of criminal defense from arraignment through trial. We are seeking dynamic, passionate, and creative legal interns committed to our mission.nPRIMARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIESnInterns will work directly with supervising attorneys. Duties may include: drafting motions, conducting legal research, assisting with investigations, assisting with client interviews, reviewing and organizing discovery, and other duties as assigned.n.nnnnnnPosting End Date-11:59 pm ESTnFeb 15, 2019nnnLocationnManhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquartersnnn nnnnJob RequirementsnRequirementsnn * 2Ls and 3Ls are eligible to apply for the Summer 2019 term* Relevant clinical program or work experience is preferred, but not required* Demonstrated commitment or interest to indigent defense* Demonstrated commitment and interest in serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities* Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with all members of the staff* Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and think criticallynnApplicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we encourage students to apply early.nnOUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIONnnThe leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a working culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.nnHOW TO APPLYnnYou must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal.nnThe Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Women, People of Color, Members of the LGBTQ communities, Veterans, and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.nnFor technical difficulties or questions regarding this posting, please email ****.n

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