2021-2022 Erie County Bar Foundation Campaign

Full-time Legal Assistant

The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of New York
November 22, 2021
Buffalo, NY
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The Federal Public Defender Office for the Western District of New York is hiring a full-time legal assistant for its Buffalo office. Before applying, please review the full job announcement at http://nyw.fd.org/employment/default.html

The Federal Public Defender Office provides legal representation to persons charged with federal criminal offenses who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Applicants should desire to be part of a team that advocates for those accused of committing a federal crime.

We value diversity and a commitment to equality, and we believe that better representation occurs when members of the defense team have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and others from disenfranchised populations are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must send a resume, a cover letter, the AO 78 Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment, and three professional references in .pdf format, to Chelsea Miller at zzNYWml_HR1@fd.org using the subject reference: Buffalo Legal Assistant. Applicants who apply without submitting all documents will not be considered. Rolling interviews will be conducted. This position is open until filled. All responses will remain confidential. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Federal Defender Office may fill current and future positions from this vacancy announcement. We are an equal opportunity employer.