Recruitment Seminar for Chief Defender Offices: Recruiting 101

  • Friday, October 19, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Center for Tomorrow, Buffalo, NY


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The Chief Defenders Association of New York, in conjunction with the New York State Defenders Association and the University at Buffalo School of Law, invite Chief Defenders and recruitment staff to this free seminar focused on important hiring & recruitment issues. 

The Legal Aid Society of New York City presents:

Recruiting 101: How to develop a successful recruitment plan to get the talent you need. Join us for this two-hour presentation to discuss:

  • How to develop a recruitment strategy for your organization
  • How to recruit with limited resources and staff
  • How to update job descriptions and develop an interview team
  • How to attract a diverse applicant pool
  • Learn about the current trends in recruiting and using social media to attract talent

Presenter Bios:

Moriah Milfort is an HRIS analyst at The Legal Aid Society. She currently serves as a technical point of contact for assigned functional areas and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, report writing and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities.  Moriah evaluates existing and proposed processes and systems to implement, integrate, monitor and optimize HR strategies, processes, systems, and methodologies to support HR and operations, as well as Legal Aid Society’s objectives and initiatives. She creates custom reports for audits and management dashboards, periodically reviewing business process definitions to suit changing business needs; and creating and editing workflow definitions.

Bharati Narumanchi is the Director of Recruitment at The Legal Aid Society. She has J.D. from CUNY School of Law and a LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University, Beasley School of Law. Bharati was a  Staff Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice (CDP) from August 2004 until June 2017, proudly serving as a public defender in the Bronx and Brooklyn trial offices. During her tenure as a staff attorney, she partnered with the LGBTQ Caucus, Attorneys of Color Caucus, the leadership of ALAA and Senior Staff to develop new events, address diversity issues, and suggest recruitment strategies.

This seminar takes place in the morning before the New York State Public Defenders Career Fair. Lunch following the panel will be provided courtesy of the University of Buffalo Law School.

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