SADO is Hiring Two Attorneys to Work on Youth Defense

Applications due by May 26, 2024

SADO is hiring two attorneys: (1) an Assistant Youth Appellate Defender and (2) a Youth Defense Research and Training Attorney. The Assistant Youth Appellate Defender will represent young people in their direct appeals or in other post-disposition proceedings. The Youth Defense Research and Training Attorney will develop high-quality training programs, resources, model pleadings, and support to attorneys representing Michigan’s children in delinquency proceedings. Together, these two attorneys will be at the forefront of establishing fundamental rights for children brought into the system.

You can read more about the Assistant Youth Appellate Defender position here, and more about the Youth Defense Research and Training Attorney here. For both positions, the deadline to apply is May 26, 2024.

SADO is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize people of color are disproportionately impacted by the criminal legal system and actively seek to employ staff with backgrounds representative of its clients and the defense community. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ people, and people directly affected by the criminal legal system to apply. A felony conviction does not prohibit employment at SADO.

Our office follows a hybrid workplace model that mixes in-office and remote work to offer flexibility and support to staff. These positions are for either the Detroit or Lansing office.

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