The Bronx Defenders

  • Staff Attorney

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of The Bronx Defenders is seeking outstanding law graduates interested in criminal justice reform, reproductive justice, holistic defense, and the intersectional feminist framework. As staff attorneys, selected law graduates will join a holistic, interdisciplinary team of advocates representing justice-involved mothers.


    We are seeking passionate, committed law students prepared to begin a career in public defense. Successful candidates must be prepared to litigate and confidently engage in skillful negotiations with judges, prosecutors, and other actors within the intersecting systems our clients navigate, including criminal, juvenile, and civil court proceedings. Staff attorneys will provide comprehensive, holistic, client-centered representation to clients in collaboration with other advocates in order to avoid or mitigate enmeshed consequences that may arise from justice system involvement. Competitive candidates must demonstrate a commitment to defending individuals charged with criminal offenses or facing parental abuse and neglect allegations.


    All applicants must be:

    • Preparing to graduate from or recent graduates of an American Bar Association accredited law school

    All applicants must demonstrate:

    • Commitment to public service, as well as to working with clients from economically and racially marginalized communities
    • Ability to think critically and quickly on their feet
    • Excellent research, writing and courtroom advocacy skills
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability and desire to work collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams

    Applicants, if hired, must:

    • Sit for the Oklahoma Bar Examination or submit the appropriate materials necessary for waiver

    The anticipated start date for the position is September 2019.  Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2018. Interviews will take place between November 20th, 2018 and December 15th, 2018 either in-person or via video. If you have any further questions, please email Patricia Jones, Office Manager, at


    Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of The Bronx Defenders is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, orientations, experiences and communities to apply.


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