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Supervising Director
New York County Defender Services “(NYCDS”), one of New York City’s premiere public defender offices, is accepting applications for the position of Supervising Director.  NYCDS delivers high quality legal services to our clients in the borough of Manhattan and is responsible for handling one-fourth of Manhattan criminal court arraignments every year. 
The Supervising Director will be responsible for leading and coordinating the daily practice at NYCDS.  Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating and creating workflows among the various NYCDS teams including: trial attorneys, social workers, investigators, paralegals and admin;
  • Working with supervisors and directors to maximize resources, streamline processes and improve communication between teams all in an effort to best serve our clients;
  • Ensure compliance with NYCDS’ case-management system;
  • Assist in the development and management of budgets;
  • Attend Court, City and State stakeholder meetings;
The Supervising Director will report directly to the founding Director and Executive Director.
The successful applicant will have a demonstrated skill for trial practice and a commitment to the zealous representation of indigent accused persons.
Position: Supervising Director
Organization: New York County Defender Services
Location: New York,  NY 
United States
Salary: 125000 -150000
Posting Start Date: 10/13/2022
Date Posted: 10/13/2022
  • Currently a member in good standing of the New York State Bar;
  • Possess strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Have at least 15 years of experience working in the criminal legal system; exceptional candidates with less experience will be considered.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice;
  • Have criminal jury trial experience at the felony level;
  • Experience preparing “Requests for Proposals” and/or grant applications preferred;
  • Experience managing financial budgets preferred.
Application Process:
Please send a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and three references to the Director of Human Resources at dcook@nycds.org no later than Friday, November 11th, 2023.  Applicants will only be contacted on or before November 30th, 2023, if selected for an interview.

New York County Defender Services is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion both in hiring and in the creation and maintenance of our work culture
Status: This listing expires on: 1/11/2023
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New York County Defender Services
100 William St., 20th Fl

New York,  NY 10038
United States
Deborah Cook