Left: David C. Schopp, CEO, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., Lisa M. Patterson, Vice Dean for Career Services Back Left: Stan Germán, Executive Director, New York County Defender Services - Right: Susan C. Bryant, Acting Director, New York State Defenders Association, Joanne Macri, Esq., Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services.

Participants in the 2018 Public Defenders Career Fair: (left) David C. Schopp, CEO, Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., Lisa M. Patterson, Vice Dean for Career Services. (back left) Stan Germán, Executive Director, New York County Defender Services.  (right) Susan C. Bryant, Acting Director, New York State Defenders Association, Joanne Macri, Esq., Statewide Chief Implementation Attorney, NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services

New York State Public Defenders Career Fair

We invite you to attend the Second Annual NYS Public Defenders Career Fair. Last year’s Public Defenders Career Fair was the first event of its kind and marked an exciting chapter in the history of indigent defense in New York State.

October 4, 2019

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Center for Tomorrow
University at Buffalo (North Campus)

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Questions?

Please contact Lisa Patterson, lpatter@buffalo.edu or 716-645-2056.

For Public Defenders Offices

The New York State Public Defenders Career Fair is a wonderful opportunity for public defenders offices to recruit potential attorneys and law student interns.

For Interested Applicants

Public defenders offices from across New York state will travel to Buffalo, NY, to participate in this inaugural career fair. They will be conducting on-site interviews for internships and employment opportunities. 

Directions to the Center for Tomorrow

If you are using GPS, enter the address: 101 Service Center Rd., Amherst (Buffalo), NY.

You can use the Google map on the right side to enlarge the image and view the exact location of the building near the intersection of Maple Rd. and Flint Rd.,

Entering via the Flint Road entrance (off Maple Road), make the first left (onto Service Center Road) -- the Center for Tomorrow is on the corner to your left -- parking is on the right.

To use Google Maps on the right, select the 'View Large Map' link. When it opens Google Maps, you can see a large map of the area for the training. If you need specific directions, use the 'Directions' link on the upper left area and it will open another screen for you to enter the address you will be leaving from. This will provide a list of map routes. Choose the one you want by clicking on it to see specific road by road directions.

Lodging

Buffalo Marriott Niagara
1340 Millersport Hwy., Amherst, NY 14226
716-689-6900

Candlewood Suites
20 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226          

Cost: Rate for Oct. 3 & 4 is $89 (+ tax) for a Queen Studio (non-smoking)

Make Reservations: Group booking code PDC

*Guaranteed rate and availability through 9/20/19

Comfort Inn University
1 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226

Cost: Rate for Oct. 3 & 4 is $92.65 (+ tax) for a 1 King Bed (non-smoking).

Make Reservations: Call 716-204-7919 and ask for the Public Defenders Career Fair rooms.

*Guaranteed rate and availability through 9/20/19

Doubletree by Hilton
10 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226
716-829-1411

Cost: $104 + tax per night. Group Name: Public Defender Career Fair / Group Code: PDC

Make Reservations: Book online.

*Guaranteed rate and availability through 9/20/19

Motel 6
4400 Maple Road, NY 14226

Cost: $59.99 + tax per night (single occupancy rate, additional adult $5/ea).

Make Reservations: Call 716-834-2231 and mention Public Defenders Career Fair for rate

Red Roof Plus
42 Flint Road, Amherst, NY 14226

Cost for a Standard King Room (smoke-free) 2 nights                           

  • Oct. 3 - $63.74 (+tax & fees)
  • Oct. 4 - $106.24 (+tax & fees)

Make Reservations: Call 716-689-7474 (ext. 6). Rooms reserved under “Public Career Fair”

*Guaranteed rate and availability until 6pm 10/3/19

Residence Inn
100 Maple Road, Amherst, NY 14226

Studio single (1 queen-sized bed with a pullout sofa bed), complimentary breakfast, and Wi-Fi

Cost:

  • Rate for both Oct. 3 & 4 is $99 + taxes
  • Rate for just Oct. 4 is $129 + taxes

Make Reservations:

  • Call the hotel directly at 716-632-6622 and ask for Emily Curtis.
  • Book online.

*Guaranteed rate and availability through by 9/5/19

How did this come about?

In April 2017, New York State enacted statewide reforms intended to improve the right to counsel for people charged with a criminal offense, who cannot afford to hire an attorney. 

Amendments to New York County Law § 722-e and the addition of Executive Law § 832 (4) enacted by New York State Governor Cuomo and supported by the NYS legislature encourages and enables each criminal defense provider of legally mandated representation to furnish high quality, effective representation for every client. These recent legislative reforms offer public defense providers across the state the opportunity to hire additional attorneys, investigators, social workers and support staff and develop other resources to further their efforts in improving the overall quality of mandated representation. 

Persons eager to explore opportunities within the New York State public defense arena who seek a challenging work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and provides leadership opportunities are encouraged to participate in this Public Defenders Career Fair.

Organizers

UB Law.
Chief Defenders Association of New York.