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Part-Time Legal Content Editor(s) for Statewide Website – Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

MassLegalServices.org (MLS) is the online poverty law library and collaboration resource for legal services advocates in Massachusetts. We are seeking one or more independent contractors to develop materials related to the legal needs of victims of crime for the family, housing, consumer, employment and other substantive law library sections on MLS. We want someone who is eager and willing to:
– Create, develop, organize and edit legal content, including cases, briefs, memoranda, frequently asked questions, advocacy toolkits and online resources, that will help attorneys representing victims of crime with their related legal needs to practice more efficiently and effectively;
– Train and reach out to attorneys practicing in this area of law on how to contribute to and use the MLS website;
– Potentially develop client oriented materials for www.MassLegalHelp.org;
– Perform other tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate for this role will:
– Have a minimum of 3 to 5 years legal experience in one or more substantive law areas relevant to the civil legal needs of victims of crime, particularly family, housing, consumer, employment, public benefits, and/ or privacy rights. JD preferred;
– Have superb writing, editing and legal research skills;
– Be web savvy, with a high degree of comfort with technology and a variety of software programs; prior experience with content management systems, particularly Drupal, preferred;
– Be a self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
– Have a strong commitment to the legal needs of victims of crime.

How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter to Rochelle Hahn, rhahn@mlri.org. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Compensation:
We anticipate that the editor(s) should expect to work between 30 and 40 hours per month on this project, at an hourly rate that will depend on experience, although hours may fluctuate throughout the year. The preferred start date will be in October 2018.

MLRI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation or fender orientation or expression.