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Integrated Defense Practice Experienced Attorney

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Defender Services


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Published 27 days ago

Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) seeks an experienced attorney to join the Integrated Defense Practice to provide comprehensive legal representation to clients with concurrent criminal and family court cases.

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.

BDS’ Integrated Defense Unit represents clients in both criminal proceedings and child protective proceedings in Criminal Court, Supreme Court, and Family Court. Attorneys in the Integrated Defense Practice provide comprehensive representation to parents to both provide a zealous defense in the criminal case and keep their families together by coordinating defenses to ensure the best outcome for clients and their families.

Responsibilities

  • Engage in the direct representation of clients with criminal and family court cases, appearing on both matters.
  • Work closely with social workers and out of court advocates to provide comprehensive assistance with services necessary to keep the client’s family together or to reunify.
  • Prepare and litigate hearings and trials in criminal and family court.
  • Provide advice to criminal defense clients during an ACS investigation and to clients seeking to file custody or visitation petitions in family court.
  • Access criminal defense resources, such as investigators and mitigation-focused social workers.
  • Utilize BDS resources, such as housing, immigration, and education attorneys to assist clients.
  • Work in a team of attorneys and social workers 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.

 

Qualifications

  • At least two years of trial court litigation experience representing clients in criminal court and/or child protective proceedings.
  • Admission to the New York bar or ability to become admitted.
  • Prior litigation experience and interest in litigation, including litigating hearings on an emergency basis in Family Court.
  • Creative and innovate strategist with an interest in cross-practice issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage scheduling cases in both criminal and family court.
  • 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 Defense Practice to provide comprehensive legal representation to clients with concurrent criminal and family court cases.

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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 Jessica Nitsche at jnitsche@bds.org.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume. Applications should be emailed to Jessica Nitsche at jnitsche@bds.org.

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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