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2nd Circuit Openings: Pro Bono Panel, Part-Time Magistrate Judge

By Gabriella Khorasanee, JD on March 19, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has made several announcements in the past month, so we thought we'd give you an update on new job openings at 40 Centre Street.

Pro Bono Panel

The Criminal Justice Act/Pro Bono Committee is seeking new members for the Second Circuit Pro Bono Panel. The purpose of the panel is to provide representation to litigants that are ineligible to have counsel appointed under the Criminal Justice Act, and who are unable to pay for legal representation.

Members of the Pro Bono Panel will represent pro se litigants and will be assigned to civil appeals cases either by the litigant's motion for appointment of counsel, or by the court's invitation. The types of cases where appellants may need legal representation vary, but include civil rights appeals labor, employment, social security, tax, immigration, discrimination, and prisoner civil rights appeals.

Prospective Pro Bono Panel members should have at least three years' appellate practice experience, and be in good standing of the Bar of the Second Circuit. The term on the Pro Bono Panel is no more than three years.

Click here to download the Pro Bono Panel application. To apply, send your application, three writing samples and your resume, by May 2, 2014, to:

Office of Legal Affairs
Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse
40 Foley Square, Rm 612
New York, New York 10007

Part-Time Magistrate Judge

If you've ever dreamed of donning black robes, now may be your chance. The Second Circuit announced that the Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a part-time Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York at Plattsburgh, New York. For details on the position, and qualifications, click here for the public notice. You can download the application packet here, and be sure to have your applications in by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Best of luck to all applicants.

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