Investigator
Brooklyn Defender Services - Brooklyn, NY

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Position Posting: Investigators, Public Defender Office Brooklyn Defender Services represents clients in a wide variety of cases, including serious felonies and misdemeanor cases as well as family court matters. Attorneys at Brooklyn Defender Services focus on the individual client's needs, addressing the case from the standpoint of how that case will affect the client's life.

Our office requires excellent investigators to assist attorney, paralegal, and social work staff in providing high quality representation to our clients.

Duties: Research the facts of a case, find witnesses, look into defenses and make sure that every client's case is fully explored from a factual standpoint. This includes developing evidentiary leads, interviewing clients and witnesses and taking witness statements, as well as evaluating and preserving evidence from prior investigations and reports, testifying in court, serving subpoenas, and related work as required.

Required qualifications: Knowledge of the criminal justice system, computer literacy, ability to work independently, attention to detail, good writing skills. Must be comfortable working flexible hours, including occasional evenings, nights, and early mornings. Willing to take public transportation and/or drive in various areas of Brooklyn. Must be able to navigate various social settings and difficult situations. Bachelor's degree or higher is required.

Preferred qualifications: Prior experience in investigations or in a public defense setting. Fluency in Russian, Creole, Mandarin and/or Cantonese is a plus. Familiarity with Brooklyn neighborhoods is desirable.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

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