The Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society has an opening for a Staff Attorney in its Digital Forensics Unit. The Digital Forensics Unit currently consists of two Analysts, two Examiners, three Staff Attorneys, and one Supervising Attorney. A Unit Staff Attorney must have an understanding of processes of how forensic evidence is retrieved, handled, analyzed, and preserved. The Staff Attorney will work closely with the Digital Forensic Analysts and Examiners on the Unit’s casework. This citywide unit also develops, implements, and coordinates Society policy and litigation strategy concerning digital forensics matters.
Staff Attorneys for the Digital Forensics Unit are the Society’s in-house experts in digital forensics matters and provide support for Criminal Practice attorneys and other defense attorneys. Staff Attorneys maintain a caseload limited to matters where forensic evidence is involved and provide support, including expert assistance and second-seating, for digital forensic cases handled by other Society attorneys.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Represent clients in criminal proceedings involving digital forensic evidence Provide support and assistance for other Society attorneys handling digital forensic cases Provide in-house and external training on digital forensic issues Provide back-up support for other defense attorneys in New York City Policy advocacy on behalf of clients in digital forensic matters, as needed Other duties as assigned
Felony certification Felony trial experience Experience in working on digital forensics cases Substantial background in the retrieval, handling, analysis, and preservation of digital forensics evidence or the demonstrated aptitude and willingness to acquire such knowledge and to maintain expertise Excellent trial skills Excellent written advocacy skills Excellent ability to provide training and support assistance for the Criminal Practice and, as needed, Society-wide Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills Ability and willingness to work as part of a citywide team SALARY AND BENEFITS
The leadership of The Legal Aid Society believes in attracting and retaining exceptional talent committed to serving our clients. We offer a generous benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation, disability and life insurance, and more. Salaries for our unionized jobs are governed by our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please visit our Careers page for additional information. Salary and benefits information will be available to applicants, when and if, an offer is made.
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