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Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, Administrative Assistant

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Brooklyn Defender Services | Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Defender Services


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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.

 

The Family Defense Practice represents indigent parents accused of abusing and neglecting their children in King County Family Court. Our cases involve families struggling with homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, and mental illness. Interdisciplinary teams of attorneys, social workers and parent advocates advocate for clients’ due process rights in family court and help low income families outside of court get the benefits and services they need to stay together.

 

Job Description:

Brooklyn Defender Services seeks a highly motivated and energetic administrative assistant who works well with colleagues, can multi-task and is comfortable in a very fast-paced environment. The administrative assistant will provide a wide range of support to attorneys. The specific duties of the position will vary depending on experience and needs of the administrative team, including coordinating and maintaining all attorney, social work and support staff intake and block calendars, providing back up support to the receptionist, calling and writing letters to clients, entering data into the Case Management System, conducting conflict checks, producing demands for discovery, and pulling and saving orders from the court system database. This position will be part of the administrative team and will report to the Office Manager.

Qualifications:

Successful candidates will have excellent computer, administrative, and organizational skills, including strong knowledge of Word, Outlook, and Excel. Candidates should also have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to multi-task and work as part of a team. Prior office experience, preferably in a law office, is preferred.




Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual ability in English and Spanish preferred.

Bilingual ability in English and Spanish preferred.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobsfdpadmin@bds.org and include Administrative Assistant on the Subject Line.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobsfdpadmin@bds.org and include Administrative Assistant on the Subject Line.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be…

Location

177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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