Government & Public Interest

5th Annual NY State Public Defenders Career Fair, November 4th

 Friday, November 4, 2022 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm EST 

A robust virtual hiring experience on Zoom. Registration and details can be found here. All law schools’ students and graduates welcome.  Participation is free. Registration deadline is Monday, October 24, 2022 if students wish their resumes to be sent ahead. Late registration continues up until the event. 

How it Works:
Applicants from all over the world are welcome to network and interview for internships, entry-level and lateral positions. Candidates will visit employers’ zoom rooms for conversation and interviews (via breakout rooms) throughout the afternoon.  Employers will also receive a list of the registered applicants a week before the fair.  The list includes their profile, geographic preference and a link to their resume.  They may contact applicants in advance to set a time to meet at the career fair or to arrange a separate time to talk.

Other Career Fair Events:
This virtual event  is designed to be interactive and dynamic.  Other activities will be happening throughout the afternoon.

1. Central Gathering Room
For networking with other attendees, getting tech help, asking questions and seeking advice.

2. Welcome Videos and Instructional Webinars
Messages of welcome, inspiration and instruction on how to make the most of your time at the career fair.

3. In-Real-Time Panel Discussions (will be recorded and available afterward)
Topics will include advice for new public defenders, remote vs. in-person work arrangements, hot criminal law topics for 2022.

4. Day-long informational rooms from NYS ILS and NYSDA covering:
Appellate Work, Family Court and AFC Cases, Juvenile Defense, Financial Services and Loan Forgiveness…and many other topics