The Bronx Defenders

  • NY



360 East 161st Street
United States

About Us

The Bronx Defenders – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks thoughtful, creative, energetic individuals with a strong commitment to social justice to join our dynamic staff.


Since opening our doors in 1997, The Bronx Defenders has served over 300,000 clients in Bronx County. The Bronx Defenders pioneered a model of legal representation called holistic defense, designed to fight both the causes and consequences of court-involvement. Our staff of over 250 lawyers and advocates work on interdisciplinary teams made up of criminal defense, civil, immigration, and family defense attorneys, as well as social workers, legal advocates, parent advocates, investigators, and team administrators, all of whom work to provide holistic legal and social service advocacy to our clients. The Bronx Defenders also houses a community organizing and an impact litigation team, serving as a community resource and force for systemic change. We engage with clients, community residents, and policymakers as we seek ways to better serve the Bronx community and enhance access to justice for all. 

All applicants must be dedicated to serving racially and socioeconomically oppressed communities, and to collaboratively contributing to the holistic defense of our clients. Spanish proficiency is a strong plus.

Compensation for all staff positions is commensurate with experience and accompanied by excellent benefits.   



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