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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/22/24

Applications Due06/21/24

Vacancy ID154456


AgencyIndigent Legal Services, Office of

TitleAssistant Counsel (Appellate Attorney, Parent Representation) - VID 154456

Occupational CategoryLegal

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $109180 to $109180 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 80 S. Swan Street

City Albany


Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications JD degree; admission to, or willingness to seek admission to, the New York State Bar; and five years of experience in the practice of law after admission to the Bar preferred. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge of relevant substantive and procedural law and rules set forth in the Family Court Act, Social Services Law, CPLR, Standards for Parental Representation in State Intervention Matters, and Statewide Rules of Appellate Practice; a commitment to improving mandated parent representation statewide; and a collegial and collaborative approach to team projects. Experience in Family Court trial-level representation is also desirable.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services (ILS) seeks an Appellate Attorney, Parent Representation. In the area of parent representation, the Appellate Attorney will help fulfill ILS’s statutory mission to “make efforts to improve the quality of services provided pursuant to article 18-B of the county law” by working in consultation with others to develop training programs, creating templates and other resources, and providing individual consultations to improve mandated representation in Family Court appeals in matters such as records, briefs, and oral arguments. In addition, the Appellate Attorney will provide litigation support to attorneys representing parents, in all types of Family Court proceedings and at all stages of litigation, in matters such as investigations, research, motions, trial strategy, and preserving appellate issues and rights. The Appellate Attorney will report to the Director of Quality Enhancement for Appellate and Post-Conviction Representation and will also collaborate with the Director of Quality Enhancement for Parent Representation and ILS’s new Statewide Appellate Support Center, which has been created to provide training and support to attorneys providing mandated criminal defense statewide.

Additional Comments The mission of Indigent Legal Services (ILS) is to improve the representation provided to New Yorkers facing criminal charges or family litigation who cannot afford counsel. Our agency’s work is transforming criminal defense and parental representation, while helping people in crisis achieve greater justice in criminal cases and maintain family integrity. Join us to help shape policy and practice statewide and to have a profound impact on justice statewide. Become part of a team of dedicated professionals who share your commitment to a more fair and just society.

ILS is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace. These values not only guide our work; we believe they are essential to fulfilling our mission to improve mandated representation in New York State. ILS staff share responsibility for creating a more inclusive workplace. Diverse voices and perspectives only strengthen our ability to create transformational change. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ILS welcomes candidates regardless of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, or arrest record or criminal conviction history.

We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including:
• Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Care Benefits
• Life Insurance
• Paid Personal Leave, Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays
• Paid Family Leave
• Health Care Spending Account
• Dependent Care Advantage Account
• Membership in the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System
• Voluntary Defined Contribution Plan
• Deferred Compensation Plan

Employees may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources/ZP

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address


Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a resume and cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications. Indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number of each position you are applying to.

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