Legal Aid Society

Job Applications & Procedures

Our objective is to recruit and retain the best law students, attorneys, paralegals, social workers, investigators and administrative staff who share one vision – that no New Yorker will be denied access to justice because of poverty.

Discover fulfilling career paths across various practice areas and experience levels within our organization. Explore our current job openings below.

Interested in entry-level staff attorney positions? Please refer to the application deadlines provided in our key information section below.

All Current Job Openings


Civil Practice

Criminal Defense Practice

Juvenile Rights Practice


Key Information

You can view postings on our ADP Recruitment Portal, and apply to any position that suits your interest. Required documents must be uploaded as a single PDF. If documents are not in a single PDF your application will not be processed.

Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

You must submit your application through the ADP Recruitment Portal in order to be considered. Resumes and other documents submitted to our email inbox will not be processed.

Internal Applicants/Current LAS Employees: If you are interested in applying to any positions, please log into our Internal Careersite to apply. If you have any issue logging in, please contact for assistance.

Once you have completed your application you will receive a confirmation email.

The status of your application can be viewed by logging into your account.

Entry Level Staff Attorney Application Deadlines (2024-2025)

The application open dates and deadlines for fall entry level staff attorney positions for the 2024-2025 term can be found below. Applicants will be considered for all entry-level staff attorney positions if they have less than three years of experience. It is recommended that applicants check the website in mid-July of each year for updates. All positions will be available for application from the specified open date. Offers will be made on a rolling basis, so early application submissions are encouraged. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline. For any inquiries regarding internship applications, please reach out to

Practice Area Application Open Date Application Deadline
Criminal Defense July 15, 2024 October 30, 2024
Civil July 15,2024 January 6, 2025
Juvenile Rights July 15,2024 January 6, 2025

Application Screening

If your skills match the position for which you applied, a recruiter or a representative from the organization may contact you either by phone or email. You should keep an eye out for any communications sent to you regarding employment with our organization.

We welcome any questions that you may have. Inquiries can be sent to our email inbox at

We ask that during the application screening you remain patient.

Interview Process

If selected for an interview we may choose to speak with you in person, over the phone, or by video. Interviews in person may be held at the job location, and may be held by the hiring manager or committee members.

We will provide you with information on The Legal Aid Society, as well as provide you with some insight into the position that you will be interviewing for. As we take the time to get to know you, we are hoping that you have some questions for us as well so that we can be sure that our organization is a good fit for you.

Hiring Process

After the interview process has been completed, the hiring manager and/or committee will assess all of the candidates, and will make a decision as to whom an offer should be made.

We ask that you remain patient during the decision-making process.

Offers & Onboarding

Once a hiring decision has been made, an offer will be extended to the selected candidate via email. The candidate must review and decide whether to accept the offer that is made. Once the offer has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to complete onboarding paperwork.

Work Authorization/Visa Sponsorship

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship for a work visa or permit. We are currently unable to sponsor employment visas or permits. (However, for citizens of Canada and Mexico, LAS will provide a letter documenting employment status that is needed to obtain a TN visa.)

We Encourage You To:

  • Sign up to receive notifications for our latest job openings on our ADP Recruitment Portal, by clicking on the Notify Me button.
  • Check out the “Resources for Jobseekers” search tool for questions that you may have prior to applying to postings.
  • Stay on top of current events that relate to Public Interest Law, as well as keeping informed of events and initiatives that The Legal Aid Society is involved in by viewing “Latest News & Upcoming Events” on our Homepage.

The application process can be competitive; however, we hope that this does not discourage you from applying for other opportunities. We look to pair the right person to the right job, making the selected individual a part of this dynamic organization.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer, The Legal Aid Society prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of its employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race or color, size (including bone structure, body size, height, shape, and weight), religion or creed, alienage or citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity (one’s internal deeply-held sense of one’s gender which may be the same or different from one’s sex assigned at birth); gender expression (the representation of gender as expressed through, for example, one’s name, choice of pronouns, clothing, haircut, behavior, voice, or body characteristics; gender expression may not conform to traditional gender-based stereotypes assigned to specific gender identities), disability, marital status, relationship and family structure (including domestic partnerships, polyamorous families and individuals, chosen family, platonic co-parents, and multigenerational families), genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, credit history, unemployment status, caregiver status, salary history, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at:, Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Have a question?

For technical difficulties or questions regarding postings, please email us. Please note that resumes sent to this inbox will not be processed.