Molly is thrilled to re-join Brooklyn Defender Services as Director of Pro Bono. In this role, she will be developing and managing the organization’s pro bono program across all practices with the goal of leveraging resources for the clients and communities we serve. Prior to working in the pro bono sphere, Molly worked as a juvenile defender at the Legal Aid Society representing children in foster care and children in the juvenile justice system with a passion for working on systemic issues in dual-system involved youth. She also was an attorney in BDS’ Family Defense Practice representing clients who were accused with abuse and neglect. She has spoken on the topics of the role of the Attorney for the Child, representing teen parents in family court, and best practices in pro bono. In 2018, Molly was Director of Pro Bono at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles and is excited to return to this incredible organization as experience working with her clients fuels her motivation and passion for holistic public defense
Ms. Meltzer is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law and Tufts University. Following law school, she was an Equal Justice AmeriCorps Fellow at One Justice where she helped to launch the first ever “justice bus” – now a nationally renowned practice model. She is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts.