The Center for Appellate Litigation (CAL) seeks to hire a full-time Reinvestigation Paralegal.
CAL is a fifty-attorney, non-profit public defense law firm dedicated to fighting injustice through exceptional advocacy and enduring compassion for every client. We represent indigent New Yorkers convicted of crimes in Manhattan and the Bronx in their criminal appeals and other post-conviction proceedings. We envision a post-conviction process grounded in our clients’ humanity, and we pursue dynamic approaches to serve our clients and challenge the status quo.
CAL’s Justice First Project, established in 2002, has been at the forefront of wrongful conviction investigation and litigation. We seek a paralegal as a central team player to advance our mission of detecting, investigating and overturning wrongful convictions as early in the post-conviction process as possible.
Current policy requires in office work at least 3 days a week and current COVID vaccination. Starting salary in $51,000.
- Investigating facts, including finding witnesses and conducting interviews;
- Document collection, FOIL requests, and online research;
- Organizing files for legal proceedings;
- Creating electronic documents for filing;
- Tracking case status and updating records;
- Visiting clients who are incarcerated to conduct intake with attorneys.
- Prior experience working as a paralegal;
- Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, advocacy, and leadership skills;
- High degree of literacy in technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Westlaw.
- Spanish fluency preferred.
At CAL, we embrace and value our staff’s diversity, and we welcome applications from people of color; people with disabilities; and people of LGBTQ+ identities. CAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, arrest or conviction record, caregiver status, citizenship status, color, credit history, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, marital status, partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion, salary history, sexual and reproductive health decisions, sexual orientation, status as a covered veteran or active military service member, or status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, and sex offenses in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Interested candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a cover letter and resume. The subject line should reflect “Justice First paralegal position.”