The Bronx Defenders (BxD) – an innovative, progressive, holistic indigent defense office in the South Bronx – seeks an energetic administrator to join our Criminal Defense Practice as an Arraignment Clerk.
BxD is a public defender non-profit that is radically transforming how low-income people in the Bronx are represented in the justice system, and, in doing so, is transforming the system itself. BxD seeks thoughtful, creative, energetic individuals with a strong commitment to social justice to join our dynamic and diverse staff. Our staff of over 300 includes interdisciplinary teams made up of criminal, civil, immigration, and family defense attorneys, as well as social workers, benefits specialists, legal advocates, parent advocates, investigators, and team administrators, all of whom collaborate to provide holistic legal and social service advocacy. Through this integrated team-based structure, we have pioneered a groundbreaking, nationally-recognized model of representation called holistic defense that achieves better outcomes for our clients.
Arraignment Clerks serve at the front lines of our Criminal Defense Practice (CDP), handling the administrative intake process for persons waiting to see a judge for the first time after arrest. Arraignment Clerks report directly to the Arraignments Supervisor. They divide their time between the fast-paced environment of the courthouse, where they perform data entry and liaise with attorneys and court staff, and the office of BxD, where they focus primarily on data entry.
Responsibilities & Duties:
Applicants must possess either:
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE and upload both a cover letter and resume as a single document when prompted. Applications missing any components or not submitted in the requested manner will not be considered.
The application deadline is Friday, August 31st, 2018, but applications will be considered on a rolling basis and decisions will be made as soon as appropriate candidates are identified. Please contact Marterra Walker, Legal Administrative Manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the position.
The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences, and communities to apply.