Administrative Assistant- Criminal Defense Practice

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/14/2018

Address

177 Livingston Street
Brooklyn
NY
11201
United States

Description


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.



Responsibilities


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



Qualifications


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

eotero@bds.org
http://www.bds.org


To Apply:


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


Deadline:


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled


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