Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP (NSB) (www.nsbcivilrights.com) is a small plaintiffs’ civil rights law firm in New York City devoted primarily to police misconduct and other civil rights and constitutional litigation. Formerly Cochran Neufeld & Scheck, LLP, the firm was founded in 1998 by Peter Neufeld, Barry Scheck and the late Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. NSB currently is lead counsel in approximately 25 individual and multi-plaintiff cases throughout the country, each of which with potential to promote systemic reforms in police departments and other large private and public institutions throughout the United States. Many of NSB’s cases are § 1983 suits on behalf of exonerees seeking redress for their wrongful convictions.
NSB is currently accepting applications from current law students for multiple hourly paid externship positions, to start as soon as possible. These externs will assist teams of lawyers at NSB with trial preparation by digesting various materials related to our clients’ underlying wrongful convictions—such as criminal trial transcripts, post-conviction proceedings, interviews, and investigative materials—as well as transcripts of depositions taken in NSB’s ongoing § 1983 actions.
Candidates must have completed at least their first year of law school and should be extremely organized and detail-oriented. Candidates ideally also will have a commitment to civil rights or social justice issues. The exact terms of the externship are flexible, but externs must be able to commit to a minimum of 5-10 hours/week for at least 3 months. The position pays $30/hour.
Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP is committed to serving its diverse clientele and creating an environment welcoming to people of all backgrounds. The firm strongly encourages applications from persons of color, persons of all genders and sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities.
To apply send a resume, a brief cover letter (discussing the applicant’s prior relevant experience, particular interest in the position, and availability), and a transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates also will be required to complete a sample digesting assignment as part of the selection process. Interviews will be conducted and offers extended on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.