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CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE – HOMICIDE/MAJOR FELONY UNIT SEEKS LEAD INVESTIGATOR

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Defender Services is accepting applications for a Lead Investigator to work in the Homicide/Major Felony Unit. The Investigator will work as part of the defense team assisting defense counsel and the client throughout all phases of the criminal prosecution.


JOB DESCRIPTION:


BDS is currently seeking an experienced investigator to become an integral part of the Homicide/Major Felony unit of the Criminal Defense Practice. The investigator will be assigned to these serious cases from the onset and work with the defense team to gather all relevant evidence necessary for the defense of the case. The investigator will meet with the client and the attorney at the inception of the case and develop a strategy for the investigation of all facets of the case including, crime scene evidence, video surveillance, social media surveillance, following news or media coverage, photographing relevant scenes, individuals or items, locating and interviewing both defense and adverse witnesses, conducting background checks on police and other witnesses in the case, meeting frequently with the client and family to gather evidence or leads as the case progresses, coordinate witnesses schedules for trial testimony and be prepared to testify at the hearing or trial of cases if necessary. As part of the defense team the investigator will attend meetings with the attorney to discuss strategies for the case and provide input when meeting with witnesses and experts in the case. The investigator with also participate in meetings with the Homicide/Major Felony Unit to discuss all aspects of the practice.    


QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must have a minimum of four years of experience in the field of investigations. Applicants who have worked in the field of law enforcement or who have extensive experience in criminal defense investigation are encouraged to apply.

A candidate for appointment must demonstrate that he or she has:


·        The ability to work as part of the defense team in a client-centered practice, and maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained while working on the case;

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·        Ability to get information from witnesses, including difficult and sensitive witnesses;

·        Ability to think creatively about all facets of a case and follow leads wherever they may take you;

·        Willingness to work outside normal hours when necessary to interview witnesses or follow up on leads in a case

·        Computer/technology and social media literacy;

·        Basic understanding of scientific and forensic evidence such as fingerprint, ballistics and DNA evidence



Brooklyn Defender Services is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Brooklyn Defender Services is accepting applications for a Lead Investigator to work in the Homicide/Major Felony Unit. The Investigator will work as part of the defense team assisting defense counsel and the client throughout all…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Salary and benefits are determined based on years and level of experience.

Salary and benefits are determined based on years and level of experience.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Saft.

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Saft.

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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