177 Livingston Street
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.
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 will be commensurate with experience and within the parameters of BDS’s compensation scale.
Minimum Education Required