Our staff consists of attorneys, social workers, administrative professionals, and many more specialists who are experts in their field and committed to providing zealous representation and advocacy for the people we represent.
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Brooklyn Defenders serves our clients and pursues our mission through the dedication and talent of our staff. Whether you are an attorney, administrative assistant, social worker, HR professional, or any other role at BDS, all defenders are a vital part of the organization.
Who We Look For
BDS looks for applicants who are passionate about public defense and who have a demonstrated history of success in their chosen field. If you agree that the core of public defense lies in compassion, fairness, and zealous advocacy, please apply.
BDS is committed to engaging a diverse team of staff who reflect the communities we represent. Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Department aims to foster a culture of growth and opportunity for all employees. We aim to provide BDS staff with opportunities for growth and support, including ongoing trainings and lectures, affinity groups, celebrations of culture, mentoring and individual support targeted to the unique challenges faced by public defenders.
Our Compensation Philosophy
BDS has a salary-transparency policy to ensure that salaries are consistent and equitable across the organization. Attorneys are paid on a scale based on their year of law school graduation. Others are paid on a scale based on a combination of education and experience.
BDS has generous policies to support our staff. This includes:
- Paid Time off for vacations, religious and cultural observance, holidays, and for sickness, disability, bereavement, parental leave and other needs.
- Comprehensive health benefits.
- Access to technology, such as cell phones and laptops.