Thursday, April 16, 2009


The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NYSACDL”) is seeking an Executive Director. The NYSACDL is a statewide membership bar association of approximately 800 members. We are an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include forwarding the mission of the Association through implementing Board policies and recommending actions the Association can take to forward its agenda. Day-to-day operation of the Association by the Executive Director will include
• Coordinating and assisting in planning CLE programs
• Interacting with members and recruiting new members
• Public relations work, including drafting written positions for approval by the Board or President and developing strategies to educate the public regarding pressing issues in the criminal justice system
• Organizing the records of the Association
• Organizing and updating the website
• Obtaining grants
• Coordinating weekend events, including a possible Trial College
• Working with the Legislative Committee and lobbyist to assist in commenting on legislation
• Maintaining relationship with NACDL
• Supervising administrative staff
Applicants must have knowledge and experience dealing with criminal justice issues from a defense-oriented perspective. It is not required that applicants have a law degree, but we encourage attorneys to apply.
The position may be full-time or part-time depending upon the applicant.
Applications should be sent by email to