Short-Term Temporary Attorney – Employment Law Unit – Unemployment Benefits Practice Group – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

GBLS is seeking an attorney, or recent law school graduate, to fill a short-term temporary position in its Employment Law Unit, focused on unemployment benefits work. The attorney will be part of the Employment Law Unit team responding to the job losses and economic devastation in low-wage communities as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This is a full-time position for 3 months, with probable extension to 6 months and possibility of further extension.

The attorney will work on evaluating, troubleshooting, and resolving legal, factual, and other issues causing delays and denials in unemployment benefits claims. The Employment Law Unit’s work prioritizes workers with limited English proficiency, lack of access to or familiarity with technology, or other barriers to navigating the unemployment benefits system. The attorney also will represent workers in administrative hearings (“mini-trials”) to appeal wrongful denials of benefits, and will be part of the team of attorneys who identify cases and issues to support policy advocacy with the goal of obtaining broad, systemic fixes to widespread problems.

The attorney will receive training and handle cases under the supervision of experienced attorneys in the Employment Law Unit.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a commitment to working with low-income clients. Experience with unemployment or other government benefits, or workplace rights issues, is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, and bilingual ability in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese or Cantonese is preferred.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $60,000. GBLS offers a generous benefits package. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: STT-ATT-UI when applying for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; deadline is January 23, 2021, or until position is filled.

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Short-Term Temporary Attorney Position – Employment Law Unit – Low Income Tax Clinic – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

GBLS is seeking an attorney or recent law school graduate to fill a short-term temporary position in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is part of the Employment Law Unit. This is a full-time position for 3 months, with probable extension to 6 months.

The attorney will work in a high-volume practice representing immigrant clients in tax controversy cases. Cases include return examinations (audits), claims for refunds, and collections. Typical clients are immigrant families whose refunds are frozen pending verification of eligibility for tax credits, filing status, and/or dependency allowance, or who are misclassified as independent contractors. The clinic also helps clients find viable options for managing required tax payments, including installment plans, offers in compromise, or bankruptcy.

The attorney will receive training and handle cases under the supervision of a Senior Attorney.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a commitment to working with low-income clients. Familiarity with income tax law and/or financial due diligence is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, and bilingual ability in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $60,000. GBLS offers a generous benefits package. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: STT-ATT-LITC when applying for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; deadline is January 23, 2021, or until position is filled.

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Part-Time Disability Benefits Staff Attorney – De Novo

De Novo, a community-based agency providing free legal services and affordable psychological counseling forlow-income people, seeks a part-time attorney to handle disability benefits cases. (21 hours per week)

Responsibilities include:
– Representing clients in Social Security/SSI disability cases, from applications through administrative proceedings or judicial review.
– Recruiting, training, and supervising volunteer attorneys and law students to handle cases.
– Participating in coalitions and task forces; working with community-based and legal service organizations; conducting outreach and community legal education.

Qualifications/Competencies include:
– Admitted to Massachusetts bar (or a bar of another state**).
– Three to six years of legal experience preferred.
– Experience representing low-income people in court and administrative proceedings required.
– Experience representing people in Social Security/SSI disability benefits cases.
– Experience working with and/or representing a broad range of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes.
– Excellent writing and oral advocacy skills.
– Ability to supervise effectively.
– Strong computer skills.
– Experience working with interpreters or fluency in language(s) in addition to English preferred.

**An applicant who is admitted to the bar of another state must be eligible to practice as a foreign lawyer under SJC Rule 3.04 and become a member of the Mass. bar within 2 years.

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with Experience. Generous benefits included.

To Apply: Email a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in poverty/public interest law and resume, to John Froio, Deputy Director, De Novo, Email address: jfroio@denovo.org Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

De Novo is a Fair Employment Practices/Equal Employment Opportunity/disability accessible employer committed to maintaining a diverse workplace. Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Housing/Benefits Attorneys – New Bedford – South Coastal Counties Legal Services

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents seeks to hire permanent Housing/Benefits Attorneys. The attorneys will be based in the New Bedford office and will provide legal representation for the region’s most vulnerable residents, many of whom are elderly, disabled, of limited English proficiency and who face numerous barriers to navigating court and administrative process effectively, especially with virtual formats.

The Organization: SCCLS and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), with a staff of 65+ and 4 offices in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis, is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. SCCLS’ core mission is to achieve justice for eligible clients through community-based advocacy. The organization prioritizes legal services in: housing, public benefits, elder law, domestic relations, employment, education, immigration, and consumer matters.

Duties Include: Attorneys will represent eligible clients in Housing and Public Benefits cases. Attorneys are expected to provide quality legal representation; work as directed on particular grants; assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education.

Qualifications:

1. Admitted in MA or eligible for admission; prior housing/ benefits law and/or litigation experience preferred;

2. Experience representing vulnerable populations desirable; commitment to working with clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination required;

3. Ability to work independently and as a team member; goal and detail oriented with ability to prioritize; ability to be flexible and multi-task; supervisory and/or leadership experience desirable;

4. Commitment to race equity, anti-racism and economic justice in the workplace and in providing legal services;

5. Ability to engage effectively in person and remotely with people from diverse cultures, with diverse opinions and values, including with staff, volunteers, students, community members and funders;

6. Fluency in a second language which reflects our client communities (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer) preferred;

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: SCCLS offers competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries and commensurate with experience. Multi-lingual annual increment to base salary may be added for demonstrated language skills. Generous benefits and leave offered.

APPLY: Submit letter of interest and resume by email to: jmarcotte@sccls.org with Subject Line: New Bedford Staff Attorney

SCCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized, especially individuals who come from marginalized communities that are often under resourced, underserved, and underrepresented.

Staff Attorney Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids – Bristol County – Health Law Advocates

An exciting opportunity to provide legal representation for at-risk children within a growing program of a leading non-profit, public interest law firm.

The Opportunity
HLA is a dynamic non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal services to Massachusetts residents with low income who are having difficulty accessing or paying for health care. Founded in 1996, HLA provides individual representation and advice for more than 1,000 clients annually. HLA also engages in system-wide litigation, public policy advocacy, and educational programming to advance its goals. Learn more about us at https://www.healthlawadvocates.org/

HLA’s Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids) diverts children with unmet mental health needs from the juvenile justice system by helping them access mental health services. MHAP for Kids attorneys are embedded in Family Resource Centers (FRCs) where they help at-risk youth overcome barriers to mental health services. A Boston University study of MHAP for Kids found that the program improves the health of children and their families. MHAP for Kids received state funds in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to continue this work in the FRCs. This year our funding provides the resources to expand statewide.

Health Law Advocates (HLA) seeks a highly qualified, motivated lawyer with knowledge of the juvenile court, mental health, and/or education systems to join the talented MHAP for Kids team as our Staff Attorney based in the New Bedford FRC and serving youth and their families from across Bristol County. This attorney, like our attorneys serving in our MHAP for Kids offices in Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties (and soon joined by Plymouth County, Cape & Islands, and Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire Counties) will advocate for children across the school, court, and mental health systems to ensure that their mental health needs are met and their legal rights are protected. The Staff Attorney will advocate for up to 30 youth at a time.

HLA is committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of HLA’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will be a member of HLA’s MHAP for Kids team of talented advocates. The primary day-to-day responsibility of the position is to provide legal representation for youth with unmet mental health needs.
More specific activities include:
• Meeting with clients
• Conducting legal research and writing
• Analyzing education, medical, court, and other relevant records
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with staff of the host Family Resource Center
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with state agencies, such as DCF, DMH, DYS, as well as other stakeholders in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems
• Managing case files
• Promoting MHAP for Kids in the community
• Participating in program evaluation

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Qualifications
Minimum Requirements Include:
• Juris Doctor Degree
• 4+ years of relevant work experience
• Excellent communication skills, including oral advocacy and writing skills
• A strong understanding of the juvenile court
• A strong understanding of children’s mental health systems
• Strong advocacy skills

Other Preferred Qualifications:
• Track record of effectively collaborating with government and community-based service agencies
• Demonstrated cultural competence
• Proven ability to handle a substantial caseload
• Knowledge of the communities served by the New Bedford Family Resource Center
• Bilingual skills (English and Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole)

Benefits
This position includes a robust benefits package including competitive salary (based on experience and other qualifications), comprehensive health insurance, and a generous paid leave policy.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at https://hlainc.efficientapply.com/jobs/ and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter.

Staff Attorney Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids – Cape and Islands – Health Law Advocates

An exciting opportunity to provide legal representation for at-risk children within a growing program of a leading non-profit, public interest law firm.

The Opportunity
HLA is a dynamic non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal services to Massachusetts residents with low income who are having difficulty accessing or paying for health care. Founded in 1996, HLA provides individual representation and advice for more than 1,000 clients annually. HLA also engages in system-wide litigation, public policy advocacy, and educational programming to advance its goals. Learn more about us at https://www.healthlawadvocates.org/

HLA’s Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids) diverts children with unmet mental health needs from the juvenile justice system by helping them access mental health services. MHAP for Kids attorneys are embedded in Family Resource Centers (FRCs) where they help at-risk youth overcome barriers to mental health services. A Boston University study of MHAP for Kids found that the program improves the health of children and their families. MHAP for Kids received state funds in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to continue this work in the FRCs. This year our funding provides the resources to expand statewide.

Health Law Advocates (HLA) seeks a highly qualified, motivated lawyer with knowledge of the juvenile court, mental health, and/or education systems to join the talented MHAP for Kids team as our Staff Attorney based in the Hyannis FRC and serving youth and their families from across the Cape and Islands. This attorney, like our attorneys serving in our MHAP for Kids offices in Bristol, Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties (and soon joined by Plymouth County and Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire Counties) will advocate for children across the school, court, and mental health systems to ensure that their mental health needs are met and their legal rights are protected. The Staff Attorney will advocate for up to 30 youth at a time.

HLA is committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of HLA’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will be a member of HLA’s MHAP for Kids team of talented advocates. The primary day-to-day responsibility of the position is to provide legal representation for youth with unmet mental health needs.

More specific activities include:
• Meeting with clients
• Conducting legal research and writing
• Analyzing education, medical, court, and other relevant records
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with staff of the host Family Resource Center
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with state agencies, such as DCF, DMH, DYS, as well as other stakeholders in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems
• Managing case files
• Promoting MHAP for Kids in the community
• Participating in program evaluation

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Qualifications
Minimum Requirements Include:
• Juris Doctor Degree
• 4+ years of relevant work experience
• Excellent communication skills, including oral advocacy and writing skills
• A strong understanding of the juvenile court
• A strong understanding of children’s mental health systems
• Strong advocacy skills

Other Preferred Qualifications:
• Track record of effectively collaborating with government and community-based service agencies
• Demonstrated cultural competence
• Proven ability to handle a substantial caseload
• Knowledge of the communities served by the Hyannis Family Resource Center
• Bilingual skills (English and Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole)

Benefits
This position includes a robust benefits package including competitive salary (based on experience and other qualifications), comprehensive health insurance, and a generous paid leave policy.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at https://hlainc.efficientapply.com/jobs/ and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter.

Staff Attorney Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids – Plymouth County – Health Law Advocates

An exciting opportunity to provide legal representation for at-risk children within a growing program of a leading non-profit, public interest law firm.

The Opportunity
HLA is a dynamic non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal services to Massachusetts residents with low income who are having difficulty accessing or paying for health care. Founded in 1996, HLA provides individual representation and advice for more than 1,000 clients annually. HLA also engages in system-wide litigation, public policy advocacy, and educational programming to advance its goals. Learn more about us at https://www.healthlawadvocates.org/

HLA’s Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids) diverts children with unmet mental health needs from the juvenile justice system by helping them access mental health services. MHAP for Kids attorneys are embedded in Family Resource Centers (FRCs) where they help at-risk youth overcome barriers to mental health services. A Boston University study of MHAP for Kids found that the program improves the health of children and their families. MHAP for Kids received state funds in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to continue this work in the FRCs. This year our funding provides the resources to expand statewide.

Health Law Advocates (HLA) seeks a highly qualified, motivated lawyer with knowledge of the juvenile court, mental health, and/or education systems to join the talented MHAP for Kids team as our Staff Attorney based in the Brockton FRC and serving youth and their families from across Plymouth County. This attorney, like our attorneys serving in our MHAP for Kids offices in Bristol, Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties (and soon joined by the Cape & Islands and Berkshire/Franklin/Hampshire Counties) will advocate for children across the school, court, and mental health systems to ensure that their mental health needs are met and their legal rights are protected. The Staff Attorney will advocate for up to 30 youth at a time.

HLA is committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of HLA’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will be a member of HLA’s MHAP for Kids team of talented advocates. The primary day-to-day responsibility of the position is to provide legal representation for youth with unmet mental health needs.

More specific activities include:
• Meeting with clients
• Conducting legal research and writing
• Analyzing education, medical, court, and other relevant records
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with staff of the host Family Resource Center
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with state agencies, such as DCF, DMH, DYS, as well as other stakeholders in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems
• Managing case files
• Promoting MHAP for Kids in the community
• Participating in program evaluation

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Qualifications
Minimum Requirements Include:
• Juris Doctor Degree
• 4+ years of relevant work experience
• Excellent communication skills, including oral advocacy and writing skills
• A strong understanding of the juvenile court
• A strong understanding of children’s mental health systems
• Strong advocacy skills

Other Preferred Qualifications:
• Track record of effectively collaborating with government and community-based service agencies
• Demonstrated cultural competence
• Proven ability to handle a substantial caseload
• Knowledge of the communities served by the Brockton Family Resource Center
• Bilingual skills (English and Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole)

Benefits
This position includes a robust benefits package including competitive salary (based on experience and other qualifications), comprehensive health insurance, and a generous paid leave policy.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at https://hlainc.efficientapply.com/jobs/ and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter.

Staff Attorney Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids – Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampshire Counties – Health Law Advocates

An exciting opportunity to provide legal representation for at-risk children within a growing program of a leading non-profit, public interest law firm.

The Opportunity
HLA is a dynamic non-profit, public interest law firm whose mission is to provide pro bono legal services to Massachusetts residents with low income who are having difficulty accessing or paying for health care. Founded in 1996, HLA provides individual representation and advice for more than 1,000 clients annually. HLA also engages in system-wide litigation, public policy advocacy, and educational programming to advance its goals. Learn more about us at https://www.healthlawadvocates.org/

HLA’s Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids (MHAP for Kids) diverts children with unmet mental health needs from the juvenile justice system by helping them access mental health services. MHAP for Kids attorneys are embedded in Family Resource Centers (FRCs) where the help at-risk youth overcome barriers to mental health services. A Boston University study of MHAP for Kids found that the program improves the health of children and their families. MHAP for Kids received state funds in fiscal years 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 to continue this work in the FRCs. This year our funding provides the resources to expand statewide.

Health Law Advocates (HLA) seeks a highly qualified, motivated lawyer with knowledge of the juvenile court, mental health, and/or education systems to join the talented MHAP for Kids team as our Staff Attorney based in the Pittsfield FRC and serving youth and their families from across Berkshire, Franklin, and Hampshire Counties. This attorney, like our attorneys serving in our MHAP for Kids offices in Bristol, Essex, Hampden, Middlesex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Worcester Counties (and soon joined by the Cape & Islands and Plymouth Counties) will advocate for children across the school, court, and mental health systems to ensure that their mental health needs are met and their legal rights are protected. The Staff Attorney will advocate for up to 30 youth at a time.

HLA is committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of HLA’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply.

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Responsibilities
The Staff Attorney will be a member of HLA’s MHAP for Kids team of talented advocates. The primary day-to-day responsibility of the position is to provide legal representation for youth with unmet mental health needs.

More specific activities include:
• Meeting with clients
• Conducting legal research and writing
• Analyzing education, medical, court, and other relevant records
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with staff of the host Family Resource Center
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with state agencies, such as DCF, DMH, DYS, as well as other stakeholders in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems
• Managing case files
• Promoting MHAP for Kids in the community
• Participating in program evaluation

The MHAP for Kids Staff Attorney: Qualifications
Minimum Requirements Include:
• Juris Doctor Degree
• 4+ years of relevant work experience
• Excellent communication skills, including oral advocacy and writing skills
• A strong understanding of the juvenile court
• A strong understanding of children’s mental health systems
• Strong advocacy skills

Other Preferred Qualifications:
• Track record of effectively collaborating with government and community-based service agencies
• Demonstrated cultural competence
• Proven ability to handle a substantial caseload
• Knowledge of the communities served by the Pittsfield Family Resource Center
• Bilingual skills (English and Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian Creole)

Benefits
This position includes a robust benefits package including competitive salary (based on experience and other qualifications), comprehensive health insurance, and a generous paid leave policy.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online at https://hlainc.efficientapply.com/jobs/ and will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter.

Temporary Staff Attorney (Supervisory) (2 positions) – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

For more than 100 years, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in the Greater Boston area. Our Cambridge and Somerville Office (CASLS) provides legal assistance to families and individuals residing in the Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn and Winchester areas.

GBLS seeks two (2) Staff Attorneys to work on the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project. These attorneys will help train and supervise the junior attorneys, paralegals, and intake specialists that are also part of the Project sited at GBLS and handle their own caseload of more complicated eviction trials. This is a grant-funded position through June 30, 2021. Extension of up to an additional nine months of employment beyond this date is contingent on the availability of funding.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The COVID Eviction Legal Help Project was formed to expand the capacity of existing legal aid organizations in Massachusetts to respond to the increased evictions with the lifting of the Massachusetts eviction moratorium. Teams of non-lawyer advocates and lawyers will be hired by local legal aid programs and guided by a supervising attorney to provide support and legal representation at different stages of the eviction process. Staff attorneys will be an integral part of this statewide initiative.

The GBLS component of this project provides legal representation to low income tenants in the Eastern, Northeast, and MetroSouth Housing Courts covering the Boston, Chelsea, Cambridge/Somerville, Woburn, and Canton sittings of these courts. Where time permits, the Project staff also represents tenants facing evictions in local district courts in the GBLS service area. The work involves eviction defense of tenants in all types of housing (private, subsidized and public housing) and both elders and non-elders. A high volume of fast moving cases in court is expected. Each of the supervising attorneys will be assigned to work with approximately 2 junior attorneys and 1-2 paralegals, but will also coordinate work with the rest of the GBLS Project team, housing attorneys (in the Housing Unit, Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services office and the Elder Unit), and advocates across the state. Due to COVID-19, most work will be handled remotely.

Qualifications: At least 5 years’ of housing/trial experience. Admission to the Massachusetts Bar, prior landlord/tenant law experience, and trial experience is required. Experience mentoring and supervising junior staff and ability to work as a team are preferred. Candidates should have: a demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to working with low-income people; strong collaborative, communication, organizational, and written and oral presentation skills; ability to work and communicate effectively with staff, clients, members of the bar, and the local community; experience working with interpreters or fluency in language(s) in addition to English preferred and ability to work remotely.

Salary is based on a union scale, starting at $66,500 for an attorney with five years’ experience. (salary increase expected in January, 2021).GBLS offers a generous benefits package including low cost health insurance, paid dental plan, and generous paid time off.

To Apply: Interested candidates should immediately submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: CELH-SUP-ATT when applying for these positions. Deadline is December 29, 2020 or until positions are filled.

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Staff Attorney – Family Law Unit – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Greater Boston Legal Services seeks to hire a full-time attorney to provide family law and domestic violence legal services through a new project in collaboration with HarborCOV, a domestic violence social services agency. The “Promoting Safety and Security for Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Harbor Communities” (“Project”) will serve survivors of domestic violence who face barriers to accessing legal services, such as language, culture, disability, poverty, and immigration status, and who live in Boston’s Harbor Communities, defined as the cities of Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop, and the Boston neighborhoods of East Boston and Charlestown.

The attorney will work directly with a case manager of HarborCOV to provide wrap-around legal and non-legal services to victims and survivors. The HarborCOV case manager will conduct a needs assessment and work with the attorney to identify the legal needs of the clients which will become a “case management plan”. The attorney and case manager will work together throughout the lifecycle of a case to provide the support needed for a victim to escape abuse and gain financial, housing, and medical stability. This attorney will maintain a caseload consisting mainly of contested custody matters and some abuse prevention matters. This is a litigation practice and court appearances are required. Participation in community efforts to promote safety, particularly with populations at high risk of serious abuse, required. The attorney will develop and deliver basic training on family law and domestic violence law to the collaborating partner.

QUALIFICATIONS: Member of the Massachusetts Bar with two to five years of experience in family law; relevant experience working with victims and survivors of domestic violence preferred. Strong organizational and communications skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with non-attorney staff. Oral and written Spanish literacy strongly desired as the client constituency is largely Spanish speaking.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $60,500. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous PTO leave. Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: FLU-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is December 28, 2020 or until position is filled.

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.