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Brooklyn Defender Services


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Fellowship Opportunity Announcement 

 

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks rising third year law students, judicial law clerks, and recent law school graduates to sponsor for post-graduate public interest law fellowships, including Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Liman, Kirkland & Ellis, and school-based fellowships. 

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.  

 

Qualifications/Proposals 

BDS is interested in sponsoring candidates with proposals that support BDS’s mission to provide the highest quality legal representation to low-income Brooklyn residents and extend our work in innovative ways. We are open to discussing any strong proposal, but are particularly interested in fellowship proposals that address the intersection of workers’ rights with criminal, family or immigration proceedings, as well as proposals that target the collateral consequences of being court-involved for workers. The fellow may employ a variety of strategies to confront these concerns, including direct representation, systemic litigation, administrative advocacy, policy reform, and public education. Fluency in a second language is strongly preferred.  

 

Brooklyn Defender Services is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse work environment and supports a nondiscrimination policy in all employment practices. We are focused on equity and inclusion and thus strongly encourage candidates of all identities, expressions, orientations, disabilities, experiences, and other characteristics that make us different to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Director of Human Resources at cwallace@bds.org. 

Fellowship Opportunity Announcement 

 

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks rising third year law students, judicial law clerks, and recent law school graduates to sponsor for post-graduate public interest law fellowships, including…

Details at a glance

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

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in a second language is strongly preferred.  

Fluency in a second language is strongly preferred.  

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How to Apply

Application Requirements 

To apply, please submit a cover letter including project ideas and a statement of interest, resume, writing sample, and at least two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference to those applying before July 31, 2020. Applications should be emailed to Jessica Nitsche at jnitsche@bds.org.  

Application Requirements 

To apply, please submit a cover letter including project ideas and a statement of interest, resume, writing sample, and at least two references…

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