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NOTE: MLAC is not involved in the hiring at legal aid programs. Please follow the application instructions provided for each position.
Legal Aid Program and Related Openings
If you work for a legal aid program in Massachusetts and would like to post a job on behalf of your organization, please contact Catherine Rizos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Intake Paralegal – Immigration Law – Central West Justice Center
• Full-Time Immigration Attorney – One Year Term – Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
• Development Director – Community Legal Aid
• Pro Bono Coordinator – Community Legal Aid, Worcester Office
• Staff Attorney – Community Legal Aid, Springfield Office
• Part-Time Paralegal – Asian Outreach Project – Greater Boston Legal Services
• Staff Attorney – MetroWest Legal Services
• Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project Attorney – Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
• Staff Attorney – Northeast Justice Center
• Administrative Secretary – South Coastal Counties Legal Services
• Paralegal – South Coastal Counties Legal Services
• Private Attorney Involvement Program Coordinator – South Coastal Counties Legal Services
• Staff Attorney(s) – South Coastal Counties Legal Services
• Bilingual Administrative Assistant – Volunteer Lawyers Project
• Legal Advocate (2 positions) – Volunteer Lawyers Project
Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks an intake paralegal to work in its immigration law unit, which focuses on humanitarian immigration relief, including VAWA petitions, U visas, T visas, SIJS, and asylum claims. Under the direction of CWJC attorneys, the intake paralegal will screen and interview prospective clients; assess client eligibility; gather client documents and evidence in support of clients’ claims to relief; record client information using CWJC’s computerized record-keeping system; attend and participate in scheduled unit meetings; assist attorneys with client communications, including providing Spanish-English interpretation and translation; and, when appropriate, provide advice or make referrals to other resources. The intake paralegal will be based in CWJC’s Worcester office.
Graduate of high school or its equivalent. Fluency in English and Spanish required. In addition, fluency in Portuguese helpful. A demonstrated dedication to social justice, sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and experience working with low-income communities strongly preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:email@example.com or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources, CLA, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts (CLCM) is seeking a full-time staff attorney for a one-year term to provide immigration legal assistance and related advocacy services to indigent children and youth, primarily in northeast Massachusetts.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1977 and based in Lynn, MA the CLCM is a legal advocacy and resource center that provides a range of services to children, from newborns to 22 years, in education, child welfare, immigration, mental health and related substantive areas. It seeks to ensure access to justice and maximize opportunity for its clients, many of whom confront challenges in public schools and/or are caught up in the federal immigration system and/or the state’s human services network.
THE POSITION: CLCM immigration attorney: Our immigration advocacy focuses primarily on special immigrant juvenile, asylum, and related relief for children, most of them unaccompanied, Spanish-speaking minors from Central America. The attorney will be expected to work in all aspects of the CLCM’s immigration program along with the agency’s current immigration counsel and other staff attorneys. The position is based in Lynn, MA and calls for 40 hours per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. S/he will report to the CLCM’s Director.
1. Engage in a range of advocacy measures with the CLCM’s existing immigration counsel in service to immigrant children
2. Provide legal advice and counsel on immigration issues to CLCM clients
3. Provide legal representation in immigration matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Immigration Court, and the state Juvenile and Probate & Family Courts
4. Train, mentor, and supervise interns and students working on immigration and related matters
5. Participate in community outreach events and know-your-rights trainings
6. Maintain and establish relationships with community partners and immigration service providers
7. Assist agency staff on immigration-related intakes and brief service matters
8. Otherwise assist agency staff counsel as deemed necessary to further the CLCM’s mission.
1. J.D. or LLM degree with admission to the Massachusetts or equivalent state bar.
2. Three or more years of experience in immigration law.
3. Commitment to serving low-income populations and communities of color.
4. Experience representing low-income individuals and people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
5. Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
6. Team player with an ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
7. Ability to speak fluent Spanish.
HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: The position is 40 hours weekly. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter addressing experience and interests relevant to the position, and 2) a resume, by e-mail to Yajaira Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts, 298 Union Street, 2nd Floor, Lynn, MA, 01901. No phone calls please.
Applications accepted until position is filled. For more information about CLCM refer to our website: www.clcm.org.
CLCM is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages all applicants, regardless of age, race, national origin, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation to apply.
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the program providing free civil legal services to the low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, seeks a Development Director who will have primary responsibility for planning and leading fundraising efforts in support of the vision, mission and goals of CLA. CLA is a $9 million organization with approximately 90 staff across multiple offices.
The Development Director will be a member of CLA’s management team and will supervise a development associate. S/he will coordinate the program’s existing fundraising campaigns targeted at attorneys; develop and implement plans to raise funds from outside the legal profession; cultivate funding prospects including individual gifts and corporate and foundation support; design and implement special events; and develop a strategy for planned giving. S/he may also help identify federal, state and local grants, occasionally assist in writing grant proposals, and help with the development of marketing materials. The Development Director will make periodic reports to CLA’s Board of Directors and will work with the Board’s Development Subcommittee on refining short- and long-range development plans.
The Development Director will be based in CLA’s central Mass. office and will travel regularly to the program’s western Mass. offices to meet with donor prospects, board members, and other stakeholders as needed.
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree and evidence of significant resource development experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
• Demonstrated success in building and implementing comprehensive development programs, including cultivating and managing relationships with multiple donor sources.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and strong organizational skills.
• Familiarity with the mission and work of legal aid programs helpful.
Please submit a letter expressing your interest, a current resume, and a list of three references to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, at: email@example.com.
or to Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks a full-time coordinator to help administer its volunteer lawyer programs in Central Massachusetts. The coordinator will work out of CLA’s Worcester office and will act as one of the coordinators for clients and attorneys participating in CLA’s Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) programs. The coordinator will conduct client intakes and refer appropriate cases to volunteer attorneys; open and close cases in a timely manner and maintain complete records; engage in outreach to private attorneys; assist in the planning and staffing of annual volunteer recognition events; and assist in the development, organization, and presentation of PAI training events. A portion of the coordinator’s time will be spent on activities designed to enhance pro bono assistance for victims of crime. The coordinator will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports to the Legal Services Corporation, the Mass. Office of Victim Assistance, and other funders.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience coordinating volunteer projects strongly preferred. Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are needed. Familiarity with legal services, the practice of law, or the Massachusetts legal system preferred. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in western and central Massachusetts, seeks a full-time housing attorney for its Springfield office. The attorney will work on cases involving eviction defense, access to rent subsidy programs, and other housing-related matters. A significant portion of the attorney’s work will be dedicated to assisting individuals who are at least 60 years old with funding from several Administration on Aging grants. The attorney will also participate in a Housing Court lawyer for the day program. The attorney will have significant client contact, and will assume an active caseload while continuing to accept new cases. The attorney will engage in community outreach and education, and will work closely with community partners including elder service agencies. Some grant-writing and grant-reporting required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule. Experience in landlord-tenant law strongly preferred, as is fluency in Spanish. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to conduct home visits on occasion is required.
Please submit cover letter and resumes to email@example.com or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Greater Boston Legal Services is looking to hire a part-time (60%) paralegal to work in the Asian Outreach Project.
The Asian Outreach Project, housed in the Employment Unit, works closely with community based organizations to educate and advocate for the legal rights of indigent clients and in particular, immigrant clients.
The paralegal will conduct outreach/intake activities, provide community legal education, represent individual clients in administrative proceedings, and represent community-based client groups. The paralegal will be a generalist, providing legal assistance in substantive law areas such as housing, employment, family, immigration, and public benefits.
GBLS is looking for a paralegal who is bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese fluency is required; additional dialects are welcome). An understanding of Asian/Asian American history and culture, and experience working with Asian immigrant communities is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working with low-income immigrants with limited-English proficiency are required.
GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Salary is based on union scale. Generous benefits package includes pro-rated (60%) paid health and dental insurance.
Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter describing any prior public interest legal work and/or experience working with the Asian immigrant community to: Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, at Greater Boston Legal Services, 197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Please refer to Job Code: AOU/EU- Para. Deadline for applications is August 7, 2017 or until the position is filled.
Position Background and Description: The Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project uses technology to provide easy-to-understand, free legal resources to low income people in need of legal help. It also supports a wide network of legal aid and poverty law advocates. We operate a number of websites including MassLegalHelp.org, MassLegalServices.org, MassLRF.org and MassLAO.org. We are also engaged in other access to justice through technology initiatives. The Websites Project is located at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI), a nationally-recognized nonprofit statewide poverty law and policy center.
We are seeking an energetic self-starter to join our small team. This is a unique professional opportunity for an individual who is interested in advancing the role of technology to further access to justice for low and moderate income people in Massachusetts.
1) Coordinate www.MassLegalServices.org – the website and collaboration resource for legal aid and poverty law advocates in Massachusetts. Responsibilities include:
• Manage and develop website content, including trainings and user generated content, in conjunction with section editors;
• Manage and promote statewide email lists;
• Oversee the technical performance of the website and email lists;
• Develop strategies and implement tactics to enhance awareness of MLS and to engage users;
• Develop and implement other initiatives to nurture and support communities of practice, promote knowledge sharing, and enhance the effectiveness of legal aid attorneys in Massachusetts;
• Be a resource for advocates and the legal aid community on how technology can support and impact access to justice, including identifying and sharing best practices, assisting with the development of tech initiatives, including those funded by the LSC Technology Initiative Grant Program, and monitoring how technology is affecting low income clients and pro se litigants.
2) Coordinate the Mass Legal Answers Online project – www.MassLAO.org gives low income Massachusetts residents the opportunity to post civil legal questions to a private and secure website, and get answers from volunteer attorneys via the same website. Responsibilities include:
• Recruit and support the pro bono panel, including developing training materials, mentoring, and assisting at in-person question and answer clinics;
• Oversee the question and answer queue and troubleshoot issues for attorneys and clients;
• Develop and implement tactics to increase the visibility of and engagement with MLAO to both attorneys and the public;
• Assist in fundraising to support the project.
In addition, the Fellow will participate in other Website Project initiatives. These may include:
• Assisting with content development for www.MassLegalHelp.org, including text and video;
• Community outreach and social media marketing on behalf of the Websites Project;
• Participating in other innovative projects that increase access to justice and support public interest law;
• Supervising administrative assistants, students and volunteers as needed;
• Other special assignments or tasks.
• JD strongly preferred;
• 5-10 years relevant work experience, poverty law experience is highly desirable;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Excellent computer skills.
• Experience with websites and content management systems, particularly Drupal, is preferred;
• Desire to keep up with technological developments and interest in making use of emerging technology effectively to support legal services advocates and pro se litigants;
• Demonstrated experience supporting and recruiting volunteers, particularly pro bono attorneys;
• Ability to motivate and coordinate loosely-affiliated teams across institutional boundaries;
• Demonstrated self-reliance and ability to work independently and as part of a team;
• Experience with social media on a professional basis, and community outreach, is a plus;
• Commitment to MLRI’s mission to serve low-income and vulnerable populations.
Compensation: This is a part time (up to .8 FTE, depending upon funding), long term temporary position (up to two years). Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.
Application Process: Please send a resume and cover letter to WebsitesProject@mlri.org No telephone calls please.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply electronically as soon as possible.
The Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (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 gender identity or expression. MLRI strives for racial and ethnic diversity because it is critical both to achieving MLRI’s mission and to operating in a way that is consistent with MLRI’s organizational values. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
MetroWest Legal Services seeks a full time staff attorney to work predominantly representing the parents of children with special needs in all phases of special education and school discipline cases. In addition, the attorney will provide representation to elders in a variety of civil substantive areas including housing and benefits. Responsibilities also include outreach and community education. 1-3 years of experience preferred. Applicants should have a demonstrated experience working in the public interest or legal aid environment, be passionate about achieving justice and overcoming barriers facing low-income clients, and be a creative team-player committed to securing lasting results for clients and low-income communities. Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese helpful. Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com or mail to
Staff Attorney Search
MetroWest Legal Services
63 Fountain Street, Suite 304
Framingham, MA 01702
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Northeast Legal Aid’s subsidiary, Northeast Justice Center, seeks a staff lawyer to work on litigation matters. Experience in Massachusetts Superior Court or federal court litigation helpful. Please send a resume, two references and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. NLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elderly clients in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, seeks to hire a full time Administrative Secretary, to work from its Bristol County offices located in New Bedford and/or Fall River. The person selected will meet with clients and others who visit the office, work in our law office management system, answer phones, ensure the office is appropriately supplied, support the work of multiple attorneys and paralegals, assist with grant compliance and as otherwise directed by the Managing Attorney. Non-profit experience is preferred. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred. The position will be open until filled.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits
Apply by resume with cover letter and references to: email@example.com.
Subject line: Administrative Secretary Position
SCCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is seeking a person for the challenging position of Paralegal in its Fall River Law Office.
Duties Include: Primarily conducting telephone intakes with individuals applying for legal services. Other duties will include: in person interviewing, counseling and some advocacy on behalf of clients, legal research and implementation of legal education programs. The paralegal will work closely with staff attorneys and advocates, with attorney supervision.
1. General understanding of the problems encountered by low-income families and elders in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands.
2. ability to conduct client interviews, community education events and administrative hearings;
3. ability to meet, deal with and relate to people with diverse values, opinions and cultures;
4. ability to plan and work independently, often under pressure;
5. ability to work efficiently as a team member and to coordinate activities with other staff;
6. experience in advocacy preferred;
7. ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, Portuguese, or Cape Verdean Creole is strongly preferred.
8. ability to use Microsoft Office and Outlook
9. ability and willingness to become familiar with substantive areas of the law (housing, family, immigration, benefits, consumer etc.)
Because outreach may be involved in this position, possession of a car during working hours is necessary.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits
Send resume with references by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject line: Paralegal Position
SCCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, (Justice Center) is the primary provider of free civil legal aid to low income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & the Islands.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services seeks to hire an attorney to manage the coordination and delivery of services to low income clients through our Private Attorney Involvement Program. Reporting to the Executive Director of SCCLS, the PAI Coordinator will work with the SCCLS leadership team, a talented advocacy staff, an engaged advocacy community and private bar, and volunteers to provide critical legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of the region. The PAI Coordinator will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to the strategic growth of the organization’s service delivery model and overall advocacy. Our PAI Program is funded in large part by the Legal Services Corporation.
Qualifications and Experience
• Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, or able to seek admission
• Experience as a practicing attorney in a civil legal aid environment preferred.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with community groups, organizations, and advocacy groups to resolve issues affecting low income residents and communities.
• Commitment to organizational mission and ability to effectively communicate same.
• Skilled in educating, motivating and supporting volunteers.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, Power Point
• Ability to become proficient in SCCLS Case Management System
• Fluency in Portuguese, Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole desirable.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply no later than July 1, 2017. Please submit a letter expressing your qualifications, vision for, and interest in the position. Include a resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references.
Materials and any questions should be submitted to Jeanne Marcotte at JMarcotte@SCCLS.org.
The salary for the position is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Benefits include medical, dental, long and short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity employer
South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS), a non-profit civil legal aid program, with offices in Fall River, Hyannis, New Bedford and Brockton, seeks to hire full time staff attorneys, admitted to practice or eligible for admission in Massachusetts, to work on a new project designed to deliver legal representation in a wide variety of civil legal matters to victims of crime, including victims of sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, or elder abuse. The attorneys will work in the areas of housing and financial stability, family, and/or immigration, and as otherwise directed by the managing attorney. Staff attorneys must work competently in SCCLS’ case management system; work as directed on particular grants; cooperate and assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education. The attorneys will manage a substantial caseload of individual cases, along with special projects, and engage in impact advocacy. Experience working with vulnerable populations is preferred. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred. The positions will be open until filled.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
(Bi-Lingual Increment in Addition to Salary: Up to $1,500 Annually)
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.
APPLY by resume & cover letter to:JMarcotte@SCCLS.org.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity employer
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) is seeking a bilingual administrative assistant who is motivated and committed to public interest work and access to justice to be part of our team. VLP is a non-profit legal services organization which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys.
The Bilingual Administrative Assistant will provide hands-on experience working with legal services communities, private attorneys, and our clients who live and work in the Greater Boston area and face a number of social and economic issues. VLP makes access to justice possible for people who cannot afford a lawyer. We believe that everyone should have access to justice.
VLP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ a diverse staff. Fluency in both English and Spanish languages is required.
-Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree
-At least 3 years of experience working in an administrative assistant or similar role
-Heavy use of computer
-Ability to sit for long periods of time
-Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and by computer
-Must be able to travel to various clinics and intake location at 197 Friend Street as occasionally needed
-Fluent in English and Spanish (oral required and written desired)
-Strong communication skills, both oral and written, in English and Spanish
-Reliability, good judgment, flexibility, and sense of initiative
-Careful attention to detail
-Excellent organization and administrative skills
-Critical thinking and problem solving skills
-Ability to work independently and coordinate efforts with colleagues
-Excellent interpersonal skills; customer service-oriented
-Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines
-Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
-Ability to navigate through the internet, research, and locate information
-Ability to learn new systems independently and generate reports from these systems
-Compassion for and ability to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
-Answer dual-line phone system
-Understand VLP service and direct callers and walk-in clients to the appropriate staff person or to the proper legal resources throughout the Commonwealth
-Handle day-to-day administrative office functions including, but not limited to sorting and distributing mail, filing, copying, managing incoming faxes, data entry, creating reports from various computer programs, updating legal materials, maintaining office supplies, and providing support to other staff as needed
-Serve as point person for external IT service provider including, but not limited to placing service tickets, coordinating staff and volunteer network, email, and voicemail access, managing site visits at 99 Chauncy Street and intake location at 197 Friend Street, and maintaining a list of outstanding IT issues
-Serve as point person for building maintenance
-Deposit checks received to appropriate VLP bank account
-Maintain donor database, including entering and updating donor information into donation system and case management system, and preparing donor acknowledgment letters and coordinating signatures from the Executive Director and Board Chair
-Maintain administrative functions in case management system, including case updates
-Coordinate with administrative vendors
-Preparing correspondence to clients
-Preparing materials for trainings and Board of Directors meetings
-Coordinating office calendars to schedule VLP trainings, meetings, and appointments for staff and/or panel attorneys
-Attend and transcribe information discussed at administration staff meetings
-Attend and transcribe information discussed into formal minutes for Board of Directors meetings
-Assist Director of Administration with coordination of VLP’s annual reception
-Other administrative duties, including special projects, as assigned
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com by Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Health, Dental, Life, Retirement, Vacation, Sick and Personal Days
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. Eastern Region Legal Intake is a project of VLP that provides callers with information, advice, and referrals; screens clients for legal aid eligibility; and conducts intakes in legal aid priority cases.
This is a permanent, full-time staff position on the intake phone line. This is an excellent position for anyone considering attending law school or interested in civil legal or social services.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Proficiency in a second language used in client communities
• Prior experience working in legal aid, the court system or a law office that handles civil cases
• Prior experience with an organization serving low-income populations
• Prior experience working with victims of crimes
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of MA laws surrounding Housing, Family Law, Benefits and Consumer
• Heavy use of computer and phone
• Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate over the phone
• Ability to learn and retain information quickly
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to learn and use case management and phone systems
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Conduct intakes and provide legal information and referrals over the intake line
• Coordinate and manage Advice Panels (scheduling volunteer attorneys to call and advise clients)
• Staff VLP court based clinics
• Update changes to Intake Priorities and Questionnaires
• Work with victims of crimes under the MOVA grant
• Conduct community outreach
• General administrative work such as data gathering, scanning and filing
• Other duties as determined by Program needs
All work will be performed under the supervision of Staff Attorneys.
Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
The Volunteer Lawyers Project/Eastern Region Legal Intake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Resumes can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org