Administrative Assistant- Criminal Defense Practice

Job Type

Full Time




177 Livingston Street
United States


Brooklyn Defender Services – Criminal Defense Unit -Administrative Assistant Position

BDS seeks an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to attorneys in our Criminal Defense Practice. Ideal candidate is someone who works well with colleagues, can multi-task and is comfortable in a very fast-paced environment. The position will provide a wide range of support to attorneys and staff.

Job Description

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. BDS provides innovative, multi-disciplinary, and client-centered criminal, family, and immigration defense, as well as civil legal services, social work support and advocacy, for 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.

BDS is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide support for a variety of administrative functions. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and strong organizational skills.


Handling and screening incoming phone calls.

Data Entry of case files into our case management system

Maintaining information in our case management system;

Drafting letters, emails, photocopying/faxing documents

Complying with all other duties assigned by the Criminal Defense Unit.

Covering arraignment shift when needed


High School Diploma or GED

Bilingual in Spanish and English, required

Strong writing and verbal skills, required

Prior experience as an administrative assistant, preferred

Computer literacy (Windows environment), Microsoft Office;

working knowledge of the Internet, required

Must be able to take initiative but also seek direction when necessary

Must be able to exercise sound judgment, be highly organized, detail-oriented, and possess strong time-management skills

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to remain calm under pressure

Salary :

Salary will be commensurate with experience and within the parameters of BDS’s compensation scale.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume and list of three references to Emily Otero, Office Manager, at Include "BDS Administrative Assistant" in the subject line.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled