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Criminal Defense Practice Administrative Assistant

The Legal Aid Society • New York, NY

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Legal Admin

Job Description

The Legal Aid Society has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant to work with the Criminal Defense Practice Central Administration staff on a day-to-day basis on Practice operations. The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to members of the Criminal Defense Practice's management team.


* Serve as the Administrative Assistant to the Attorney-in-Charge, Practice Administrator and Director of Social Work
* Answer and respond to telephone calls
* Manage calendars and schedule appointments
* Open and sort mail
* Draft and type correspondence
* Maintain and update attorneys' bar registration records
* Prepare attendance reports
* Handle administrative matters
* Prepare and maintain training records
* Assist with the hiring of Criminal Defense Practice staff
* Create various Excel and PowerPoint documents as needed
* Maintain and order supplies for the unit
* Serve as administrator for the Prisoners' Rights Project


* Other duties as assigned

Manhattan - Legal Aid Society Headquarters

Job Requirements


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
* Excellent written and oral communications skills
* Skillful inter-personal interactions
* Excellent ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
* Must possess excellent organizational skills
* Ability to maintain confidentiality
* Some knowledge of the criminal justice system
* Must be able to work independently and initiate, design, and implement new procedures
* Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies and problem situations is essential
* Proficiency with Microsoft Office
* Familiarity with Law Manager or similar operating systems
* New York State Notary Public or willing to become one


The leadership of The Legal Aid Society is committed to a work culture of zealous advocacy, respect, diversity and inclusion, client-oriented defense, access to justice and excellent representation. We are dedicated to building a strong professional relationship with each of our clients, to understanding their diverse circumstances, and to meeting their needs. Our ability to achieve these goals depends on the efforts of all of us.


You must apply online at the LAS Recruitment Portal. The Legal Aid Society is reducing its carbon footprint and therefore paper applications are not accepted. Only PDF documents will be accepted. If your document is not a PDF, your application will not be processed. Applications submitted without all the required materials will not be processed.

The Legal Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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