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Staff Attorney (3 positions) – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

In addition to a generalist attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks to hire two attorneys to fill temporary, full-time positions in its Family Law Unit; one attorney to provide family law legal services to and on behalf of victims of domestic violence in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS services area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in related legislative, administrative and systemic efforts; and one generalist attorney to work with a team that provides civil legal aid under a grant supporting the collaborative delivery of services to victims of crime across Massachusetts.

Generalist Attorney: The Generalist Attorney will provide legal services in multiple areas of substantive law including but, not limited to, landlord/tenant, public benefits, employment benefits, consumer law, and family law. This attorney will be providing services under a grant for at least one year. The position may be reassigned to another substantive unit after a year. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar or comity; Minimum three (3) years’ and no more than five (5) years’ experience in at least three of the noted subject areas. Job Code: CLAVC-GA

Family Law Attorney: The attorney will work in the Family Law Unit to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims of crime in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS’s service area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in Abuse Prevention Proceedings in all courts in the GBLS service area. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar for no more than three (3) years; and experience working with low income clients. Job Code: CLAVC-FLA

Long-Term Temporary Family Law Attorney (1 year position): The attorney will work in the Family Law Unit to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims of crime in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS’s service area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in Abuse Prevention Proceedings in all courts in the GBLS service area. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar or comity; minimum five (5) years’ but not more than seven (7) years’ experience in Family Law; experience working with low income clients. Job Code: LTT-FLA

Other information: The time period for these positions have the potential to be extended depending on program needs. Bilingual capacity a plus. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state.

Salary is based on a union scale. GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to the Job Codes as stated above when applying for these positions. Deadline is September 20th or until position is filled.