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Who You Are Experienced.  You are a member, in good standing, of a bar in any jurisdiction and possess or can obtain NY licensure within a reasonable time. You have extensive experience in all aspects of criminal law and post-conviction representation; excellent research, writing and oral argument skills; a demonstrated commitment to public defense; and the ability to train others in these areas. Regardless of title, you have supervised other individuals and/or managed a project with multiple team members. Leader.  You have the demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage others of varying experience levels.  You possess a people-centric and culture-forward approach to managing relationships in the workplace.  You do not fear change and are solution-oriented when differences arise.  You challenge others to seek innovative and creative approaches to advocacy; and encourage ongoing development by providing effective performance feedback and evaluation. Culturally Aware and Sensitive.  You understand what it means to work with and for individuals whose backgrounds and lived experiences are different from your own with sensitivity and humility. You are willing to learn more about the impacted and marginalized identities of people served by the organization and bring your awareness to all the work you do. Clear Communicator.  You can communicate clearly and concisely. You provide useful feedback to the people working with you. You adopt an organizational voice to ensure written or oral communications are consistent with the inclusive culture we strive to maintain and build upon. Collaborative.  You can work independently but also work effectively across roles to create a holistic environment that best addresses client needs. Passionate.  You care deeply about people served by OAD and are enthusiastic about challenging the inequities of the criminal justice system. Agile.  You have strong organizational and case management skills and have demonstrated success navigating gray areas in the law and working with competing priorities.  You maintain composure and positivity in stressful situations.  You are willing to take on new projects as the needs of the office or practice change
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David Bernstein