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COURT BASED ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Defender Services


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Published 11 days ago

BDS provides innovative, multi-disciplinary, and client-centered criminal, family, and immigration defense, as well as civil legal services, social work support and advocacy, to tens of thousands of clients in Brooklyn every year. BDS represents clients who have diverse, complex and multi-faceted needs in a high volume and very fast-paced setting.

 

The Family Defense Practice represents indigent parents accused of abusing and neglecting their children in King County Family Court. Our cases involve families struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness. Interdisciplinary teams of attorneys and social workers with the support of our Administrative team advocate for clients’ due process rights in family court and help low income families outside of court get the benefits and services they need to stay together.

 

Brooklyn Defender Services seeks a highly motivated and energetic administrative assistant who will work out of our Courthouse office. We seek an assistant who works well with colleagues and clients, can multi-task and is comfortable in a very fast-paced environment. This position will be part of the administrative team and will report to the FDP Office Manager.

 Minimum Education Preferred : Associates Degree


Job Description:

The administrative assistant will provide a wide range of support to attorneys, including:

  • Assembling, serving and filing documents in family court,
  • Picking up records from legal offices,
  • Staffing the front desk of courthouse office to greet clients and other visitors
  • Accepting service of court documents
  • Delivering and picking up materials and supplies throughout the court when requested by staff
  • Restocking supplies, forms, directories and ensuring that the office is organized.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have excellent computer, administrative, and organizational skills, including strong knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel. Candidates should also have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work as part of a team. Prior office experience, preferably in a law office, is preferred.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Professional Level: Entry level

Minimum Education Preferred : Associates Degree

BDS provides innovative, multi-disciplinary, and client-centered criminal, family, and immigration defense, as well as civil legal services, social work support and advocacy, to tens of thousands of clients in Brooklyn every year. BDS…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Entry level

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobsfdpadmin@bds.org and include Administrative Assistant on the Subject Line.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobsfdpadmin@bds.org and include Administrative Assistant on the Subject Line.

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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