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Integrated Domestic Violence Attorney

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Defender Services


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Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks an experienced attorney to join the Integrated Domestic Violence Defense (“IDV”) team.

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) represents approximately 30,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City, primarily indigent criminal, family, and immigration defense. We also provide legal representation for our clients on a variety of issues, including housing, education, employment and wide-reaching immigration legal services. We are one of the largest public defense providers in New York and the United States; representing people who have diverse, complex, and multi-faceted needs in a high volume and fast-paced setting.

IDV attorneys represent clients in Brooklyn’s IDV Court parts, where issues involving both criminal law and family law are heard before a single Supreme Court Justice. In this hybrid legal forum, attorneys must be fully versed in criminal law and criminal defense practice, as well as in those issues of child support, custody and visitation that would normally be heard in Family Court.


Responsibilities

The IDV Team has a litigation-focused practice. Attorneys spend most of their days in court and are expected to provide high-quality and vigorous representation at all court appearances and throughout the course of a case. The attorney will be assigned to the integrated domestic violence practice and represent clients in combined criminal and family court matters, mostly custody and visitation or family offense proceedings in the IDV courtroom. In addition, the attorney will also provide advice and representation to criminal defense clients seeking to file custody or visitation petitions in family court.


The IDV attorney will work in a team of attorneys with dual expertise in family and criminal court and participate in meetings and trainings with the goal of growing the team’s cross-practice expertise. Attorneys work closely with staff social workers and paralegals as well as civil, housing and immigration attorneys to provide interdisciplinary representation to ensure the best outcome for clients and their families.

Qualifications

  • At least two years of trial court litigation experience representing clients in criminal court and/or family court proceedings, preferably both.
  • Admission to the New York bar or ability to become admitted.
  • Prior litigation experience and/or interest in litigation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Efficient, organized work style and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently and manage multiple deadlines and emergencies.
  • Passion for Brooklyn Defender Services’ mission with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

 

BDS is an equal opportunity employer which supports a policy of non-discrimination in all employment practices including, but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotions, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and terminations.  


 


Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks an experienced attorney to join the Integrated Domestic Violence Defense (“IDV”) team.

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) represents approximately 30,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • J.D. Required
  • Professional

How To Apply

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications should be emailed to opportunities@bds.org.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications should be emailed to opportunities@bds.org.

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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