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Posted by: Greg Dewan - 5/29/2024
Job Expires: 7/1/2024
Attorney - Appeals

About Hiscock Legal Aid: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA), founded in 1949, is a non-profit agency located in Syracuse, New York. Committed to promoting equal justice under the law, HLA is a primary provider of legal services for low-income individuals in Central New York. Learn more about our mission at


About the Position: Hiscock Legal Aid (HLA) seeks an attorney committed to indigent defense to join its well-established Appeals Program. HLA is the mandated appellate defender for Onondaga County and provides representation in criminal and family court appeals before the Fourth Department and Court of Appeals. Attorneys work in a collaborative office under supervision and with the support a team of Law Assistants. This position provides a wonderful opportunity to provide high quality representation in appeals matters before the Fourth Department and Court of Appeals while working in a great environment.


Qualifications: Admission or pending admission to New York Bar, or registration to take the July 2024 New York bar exam. Strong written and oral advocacy skills. Commitment to helping people in need. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Diverse economic, social, and/or cultural experiences.

Salary Transparency: $75,000 to $106,705 annually for attorneys admitted to New York Bar, depending on candidate qualifications and experience. $70,000 annually for law graduates awaiting admission.

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefits include generous paid vacation, sick, personal, and hourly leave totaling more than 30 days per year; minimum of 14 paid holidays per year; health, dental, life, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with employer match; reduced membership to the YMCA of CNY; $100 monthly parking/transportation stipend; reimbursement for bi-annual attorney registration and other professional fees; and eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Work-Life Balance: Enjoy standard office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and from Memorial Day until Labor Day staff can frequently take advantage of summer hours and leave at 4:00 pm.


Application Instructions: Ready to make a meaningful impact while enjoying competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits? Apply now by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Gregory W. Dewan, Esq., Executive Director, at


Hiscock Legal Aid is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.

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