Law firm concentrating in post-conviction work seeks an entry-level associate. CT Bar Admission required. This position affords the opportunity to work on significant criminal cases, learn from uniquely experienced attorneys, perform high-level legal research and writing, and appear in court. The majority of cases handled by the associate will be habeas corpus and possibly appellate cases.
The ideal candidate will be hard working, intellectually curious and have a demonstrated interest in criminal law. Experience in trial, appellate or habeas corpus work a plus. Excellent legal research, writing, and oral advocacy skills are required. A desire to have heavy client contact and to appear in court and argue/try cases is also necessary. Candidates must have a professional demeanor and be able to manage difficult clients. Candidates must also be organized and able to manage numerous matters competing for attention.
Additional factors which may be considered include experience in other practice areas (particularly, immigration, real estate, estate planning, and family/divorce), proficiency with technology, and fluency in foreign languages. Candidates with clerkship experience are encouraged to apply.
The primary office is located in Mystic, CT. For candidates from outside the Mystic area there exists some work at home flexibility. The successful candidate will travel frequently throughout the state. Full-time salaried position with benefits offered. Final candidates for this position will be required to pass pre-employment screening.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter (with any salary requirement), résumé, unofficial transcript, list of 5 references and writing sample for consideration. Only candidates receiving an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time