177 Livingston Street
Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS) is one of the largest public defense providers in the United States. We represent more than 45,000 clients per year in a variety of legal proceedings in New York City. BDS represent clients in criminal, civil, family and immigration proceedings. We represent clients with diverse and multi-faceted needs in a high volume and fast-paced setting.
Brooklyn Defender Services is seeking a full time Legal Assistant to provide assistance for a variety of litigation functions within the Criminal Defense Practice of BDS. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude and strong organizations skills.
Serve and/or file legal documents
Assist with the preparation of pleadings and other court papers
Communicate with court personnel to obtain signed subpoenas and court documents, including transcripts
Access case databases
Perform various office functions as needed: organize, scan, copy and/or fax legal documents.
Obtain copies of court files/certificate of dispositions
Training and Qualifications
Excellent organizational, communication and record-keeping skills
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Ability to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
Proficiency in languages other than English is desirable, but not required
Associates Degree or prior experience as a legal assistant in a criminal setting
Applicant must become a Licensed NYS Process Server and NYC Commissioner of Deeds/NYS
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and within the parameters of BDS’s compensation scale.
Minimum Education Required