Technology Support Specialist – MHLAC

The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) seeks a Technology Support Specialist (TSS) to help discharge its mission of providing legal representation to persons who have or are perceived to have mental health concerns.

This is a newly created position at MHLAC. Our legal office continues to adopt new technology as well as increased security measures at what feels like a lightning-fast pace over recent months/year. In addition to day-to-day support and equipment management, the TSS will also be an integral member of the Operations and Admin Team with the following projects on the horizon: relocating our office to a new location in 2022, rolling-out new security features, and streamlining document management of both hard copy and electronic files. The duties and role of the technology support specialist will develop over time as we determine how to best utilize technological advances to support our staff while they serve our client population. It’s anticipated that the person taking the role will be very hands on, available to work at MHLAC’s main office (Boston then Quincy beginning Feb 2022) while also traveling as needed to remote sites (coworker’s home offices as well as MHLAC’s future satellite office in Western Mass). There will also be flexibility to work from home on an as needed basis.

MHLAC is an affiliated state agency of the Supreme Judicial Court, created by the legislature in 1973. MHLAC offers free legal assistance to indigent people with mental health challenges throughout the Commonwealth. MHLAC’s experienced and talented staff focuses on identifying and addressing issues faced by significant numbers of clients in common. Approaches to solving client problems depend on the issue itself and the best strategy for accomplishing results. Tactics include class-based and targeted individual litigation, as well as legislative, administrative, and public advocacy.

MHLAC also serves as a statewide resource on mental health law and policy. It generates legal and policy materials, testifies on proposed laws and regulations, and has a long history of providing educational and training programs for public counsel, legal services attorneys, social workers, judges, and the general public. See http://mhlac.org/what-we-do/ for a description of MHLAC’s approach and work.

MHLAC is committed to addressing racial equity concerns. In making strategic work choice decisions, priority is given to issues affecting persons with multiple characteristics that expose them to bias (e.g. persons of color who have or are perceived to have mental health concerns). This is consistent with workplace values. MHLAC is committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values racial equity and diversity. We strongly encourage and welcome people of color, people with disabilities, those with personal experience related to mental health concerns, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Title: Technology Support Specialist
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Type: Non-Civil Service / Staff
Confidential: Yes
Salary Range: $51,193 – 72,477, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits: Strong package includes access to Massachusetts’ excellent retirement plan for State employees.
Main Office Location: 24 School Street, Suite 804, Boston, MA 02108 (Feb. 2022, MHLAC’s Main office is relocating to Quincy, MA)
Work location: Boston/Quincy
Website: www.mhlac.org
Deadline: Applications received after October 22, 2021, may not be considered.

Qualifications
 Minimum High School diploma, GED and some college or technical training
 Ability to tailor support to meet the different needs of end-users
 Ability to problem-solve and to learn quickly
 Ability to set-up, troubleshoot and repair computer workstations
 Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision
 Experience as system administrator for Windows 10, Office365, and Salesforce (experience with Salesforce’s Non-Profit package a plus)
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Experience with VOIP is a plus
 Familiarity with DNS, DHCP, and other networking services and protocols is a plus
 Ability to work efficiently and multi-task
 Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers under sometimes stressful circumstances
 Willingness to travel between Boston and surrounding areas, and Western Massachusetts required

Duties
 Onboard and offboard all staff and interns from all building and office-wide applications
 Provide first level end-user support for standard law office-based applications and workstations (laptops, desktops, software applications, On-Premise Based PBX/VOIP phones)
 Establish and facilitate a support desk process for assisting with staff technology needs; Support and training to be provided by phone, others with written instructions as well as in person
 Operate and monitor all technology equipment and conduct regular reviews and checks of all systems and applications
 Coordinate the management of all devices utilized by staff (e.g. installing software, monitoring hardware), including maintaining inventory, configuring and troubleshooting of physical devices
 Design and conduct regular software training sessions for employees
 Assist in managing backups, e-mail servers and other network resources
 Provide on-site coordination and assistance for MHLAC events, including AV
 Handle other duties as assigned by the Operations and Admin Team and Management

Due to the pandemic, initial and perhaps subsequent interviews will be conducted remotely. It is anticipated that office staff will largely work from remote locations until we relocate to our Quincy location. References will be requested of finalists. A criminal background check will be completed for the selected candidate.

How to Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to hiring@mhlac.org, with the Subject line – “Tech Support Specialist position” Email submissions are strongly encouraged. We will accept submissions mailed or faxed to our office. Please contact us at (617)338-2345 or send an email to hiring@mhlac.org if further accommodations are necessary.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
24 School Street, Suite 804
Boston, MA 02108
ATTN: Hiring
617-338-2347 FAX

The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Committee encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. We will gladly assist applicants who need reasonable accommodation.

Office Manager – MHLAC

The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) seeks an Office Manager to help discharge its mission of providing legal representation to persons who have or are perceived to have mental health concerns. The Office Manager hired will work full-time at MHLAC’s main office (currently Boston; office is relocating to Quincy February of 2022). Our legal office is slowing adapting to hybrid work but the OM is still our glue; someone we can depend on to help or know where to find the answer. And when they don’t know the answer; investigate and ask questions until a solution is found. Making sure our systems are running smoothly is the priority. Making sure our clients are heard and treated with empathy and professionalism is our mission.

MHLAC is an affiliated state agency of the Supreme Judicial Court, created by the legislature in 1973. MHLAC offers free legal assistance to indigent people with mental health challenges throughout the Commonwealth. MHLAC’s experienced and talented staff focuses on identifying and addressing issues faced by significant numbers of clients in common. Approaches to solving client problems depend on the issue itself and the best strategy for accomplishing results. Tactics include class-based and targeted individual litigation, as well as legislative, administrative, and public advocacy.

MHLAC also serves as a statewide resource on mental health law and policy. It generates legal and policy materials, testifies on proposed laws and regulations, and has a long history of providing educational and training programs for public counsel, legal services attorneys, social workers, judges, and the general public. See http://mhlac.org/what-we-do/ for a description of MHLAC’s approach and work.

MHLAC is committed to addressing racial equity concerns. In making strategic work choice decisions, priority is given to issues affecting persons with multiple characteristics that expose them to bias (e.g. persons of color who have or are perceived to have mental health concerns). This is consistent with workplace values. MHLAC is committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values racial equity and diversity. We strongly encourage and welcome people of color, people with disabilities, those with personal experience related to mental health concerns, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Title: Office Manager
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Type: Non-Civil Service / Staff
Confidential: Yes
Salary Range: $47,495 – 67,482, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Benefits: Strong package includes access to Massachusetts’ excellent retirement
plan for State employees.
Main Office Location: 24 School Street, Suite 804, Boston, MA 02108 (Feb. 2022, MHLAC’s Main
office is relocating to Quincy, MA)
Work location: Boston/Quincy
Website: www.mhlac.org
Deadline: Applications received after October 22, 2021, may not be considered.

Qualifications
 Minimum High School diploma, GED and some college or technical training
 Strong computer and organizational skills
 Knowledge of Windows 10, Office365, and Salesforce (experience with Salesforce’s Non Profit package a +)
 Strong communication and time-management skills
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Ability to work with a minimum amount of supervision
 Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with clients and co-workers in a team environment under sometimes stressful circumstances
 Experience and/or strong interest in working with persons with mental health issues and/or persons currently institutionalized
 Experience in the delivery of legal services to indigent persons preferred
 Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
 Ability to communicate in a language used by significant numbers of potential clients preferred

Duties
Responsible for administrative functions of the office day-to-day. This includes managing general office wide services by:
 Scheduling and maintaining meetings, events and resource calendars
 Filing, handling and scanning mail and work-related documents
 Answering our main line and assisting as needed with intake line call volume
 Data processing in client database and other platforms used by staff
 Coordinate office supplies purchasing (experience with CommBuys and other Commonwealth applications a plus)
 Function as liaison with building maintenance and vendors our office commonly utilizes
 Housekeeping and maintenance of physical office areas, equipment and supplies
 Support technology utilization by staff both on-site and while working remotely
 Handle orienting new staff and interns during onboarding process; maintain and process offboarding for all departing staff, consultants and interns
Specifically, work collaboratively with management, the operations and admin team and staff on projects:
 Assist with rolling out tech platforms and functionality and setting up office areas for post-COVID hybrid work
 Coordinate records management
 Assist with database management (experience with Salesforce a plus)
 Coordinate and assist with office relocation
 Establishing our in-office mail scanning process as a permanent and daily task as well as assist in setting up and maintaining all communications platforms (experience with Teams, WebEx, Zoom a plus)
 Establish other necessary processes to allow for access and use of all office-based equipment while working remotely
 In concert with MHLAC staff, engage and support the administrative needs of our legal work; in litigation as well as other advocacy approaches, including legislative, administrative, or public advocacy.
 Participate in office processes for determining advocacy priorities and case strategies.
 With management and admin team, work to identify, develop and coordinate office processes as needed.

Due to the pandemic, initial and perhaps subsequent interviews will be conducted remotely. It is anticipated that office staff will largely work from remote locations until we relocate to our Quincy location. References and writing samples will be requested of finalists. A criminal background check will be completed for the selected candidate.

How to Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to hiring@mhlac.org, with the Subject line – “Office Manager position” Email submissions are strongly encouraged. We will accept submissions mailed or faxed to our office. Please contact us at (617)338-2345 or send an email to hiring@mhlac.org if further accommodations are necessary.
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
24 School Street, Suite 804
Boston, MA 02108
ATTN: Hiring
617-338-2347 FAX

The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As the representative of the Commonwealth and its residents, the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee strives to ensure that those working in our office reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. The Committee encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. We will gladly assist applicants who need reasonable accommodation.

Staff Attorneys – SCCLS

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), a growing non-profit legal aid program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents seeks to hire permanent Staff Attorneys to represent clients with housing, benefits and other priority legal matters in all of its offices.

SCCLS and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), with a staff of nearly 80 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. The organization seeks attorneys committed to providing high quality legal representation with an understanding of economic and racial justice and centering community.

Qualifications:

  1. Admitted in MA or eligible for admission; prior poverty law and/or litigation experience preferred;
  2. Experience representing vulnerable or marginalized 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; 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, resume and legal writing sample by email to:  LThelin@sccls.org with Subject Line: Staff Attorneys. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

 

Public Interest Consumer Attorney – NCLC

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is seeking an experienced attorney to work for economic justice for low-income and other disadvantaged communities. As a member of NCLC’s advocacy staff, the attorney will develop and implement strategies that help promote financial stability and asset preservation, combat exploitative practices, and advance racial justice. The position includes research and writing, training and technical assistance, as well as policy and systemic advocacy at both the national and state levels. Some travel is required for meetings, presentations, and conferences.

NCLC is a nonprofit, public interest advocacy organization that seeks to build economic security and family wealth for low-income and other economically disadvantaged people.  NCLC is a leading source of legal and public policy expertise on consumer issues for lawyers, federal and state policymakers, consumer advocates, journalists, and front-line service providers. For more information, please see our website at www.nclc.org.

Currently the majority of NCLC’s staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This arrangement will continue for the foreseeable future. Ideally this candidate will be based in our Washington, DC Office, but candidates who can work in our Boston office or remotely will be considered.

Areas of Interest

This position will include significant work focused on ensuring that low-income and vulnerable consumers, communities of color, and other disadvantaged communities are not subject to abusive practices or fraud and have access to safe and fair financial services in the areas of small and medium dollar lending, bank accounts and mobile banking apps, new P2P payment services and other payment systems, and predatory non-mortgage lending. The work will include monitoring developments in financial technology (fintech) and new types of bank charters or bank-fintech partnerships and defending federal and state consumer protection laws against preemption or evasion as financial services evolve. Depending on interest, background, and demands, the attorney may work in a number of other areas of consumer financial protection.

Qualifications

  • Law degree and admission to the bar in at least one state.
  • At least 5 years of legal experience is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or consumer law work required.
  • Experience with predatory lending, banking, payments, preemption and/or fintech is highly preferred.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in policy advocacy work.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to analyze and write about complex legal and public policy issues.
  • Outstanding communication and advocacy skills.
  • The ability to think creatively, be strategic, and exercise good judgment.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A demonstrated commitment to advocating for equity for low-income and other economically disadvantaged people, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

Responsibilities

  • Research and write on consumer issues for NCLC legal practice manuals and other publications, as well as shorter policy briefs;
  • Write and present regulatory and legislative comments and testimony; meet with and respond to requests from policymakers, other advocacy organizations, industry groups, and the media;
  • Provide legal and technical support to private and civil legal aid lawyers, consumer advocates, and government officials;
  • Lead workshops and training sessions for lawyers and advocates;
  • Develop proactive communication strategies to promote policy goals;
  • Develop and manage advocacy projects;
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts by obtaining grants and contracts;
  • Supervise law students on projects.

Salary 

NCLC pays on a competitive salary scale, commensurate with years of experience.  For example, starting annual pay at 5 years is $96,000, 10 years $116,000, 15 years $128,000.

Benefits

NCLC offers an outstanding benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and generous paid time off including holidays, sick time, personal time, parental and family leave, and 4 weeks of vacation per year.

Relocation assistance is available for candidates that wish to work in our Washington, DC office.

How to Apply:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@nclc.org (subject line: Staff Attorney 2021) and complete the online employment application: https://forms.gle/dRirC7GriXckG9f9A

While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, priority consideration will be given to applicants that apply by November 8th, 2021.

The National Consumer Law Center is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status, or to other non-work-related factors.

 

 

PT Paralegal – Victim Rights Law Center

Status: Part-time (20 hours/week)
Location: Belchertown, MA/Temporarily Remote

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is hiring a paralegal! As sexual violence is at the forefront of the national dialogue, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need a smart, compassionate paralegal to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence.

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to survivors of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon, and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to survivors of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. This position will be filled by a paralegal with a strong work ethic, a passion for mission-driven work, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities. The VRLC deeply values diverse voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, survivors, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The VRLC will gladly assist applicants in need of accommodations. For assistance contact the People and Culture Manager, Evelyne Martial, at 617-399-6720, x34.

Responsibilities:
• Assist attorneys with legal casework and other administrative tasks related to direct client representation such as:
o Drafting client correspondence
o Drafting and filing court pleadings
o Conducting legal research using LexisNexis and drafting memoranda as assigned
o Compiling reporting data for state and federal funding
• Assist survivor-clients in gathering assault-related information and documents for their legal cases in the areas of housing, education law, employment,
immigration, privacy hearings, protection orders, benefits, and Victim Compensation
• Perform administrative tasks such as creating files, records maintenance, scheduling meetings, mailings, copying, filing, shredding, closing files etc.
• Work collaboratively with direct services team focused on meeting the legal needs of survivors
• Other duties as directed

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts and/or relevant work experience
• Strong writing, verbal, and computer skills
• Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines, multi-task, and work both independently and as part of a team
• Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with a commitment to promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
• Fluency in additional languages

Salary: $17,000-$19,000 for this part-time position, depending on experience

Benefits: VRLC provides competitive benefits, including health and dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid holidays, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, free monthly transit pass, and a caring and innovative work environment.

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@victimrights.org with both your last name and “Paralegal” as
the subject of your email. Please indicate where you saw this posting in your application. No phone calls please.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

Bilingual Paralegal – Volunteer Lawyers Project

POSITION: Bilingual Paralegal – Housing and Appeals

DAYS/HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM with one unpaid hour for lunch

REPORTS TO: Supervising Attorney

LOCATION: Remote/7 Winthrop Square, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02110*

STATUS: Full-time, non-Exempt

SALARY: $47,000

*This position will be remote until the office re-opens for in-person operations.


The application deadline for this position is Friday, October 15, 2021. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Click here to apply!


SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Housing and Appeals unit paralegal supports our busy team working on multiple legal projects, including legal clinics and Call Center support. The paralegals will manage both legal and administrative functions of these units, including meeting and following up with staff and clients, communicating with other members of the team internally and externally, providing support to the call center on a rotating basis, and other duties as necessary to carry out the mission of the organization.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING/KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certification program
  • Fluency in Spanish and English – oral and written                        

REQUIRED MENTAL/PHYSICAL ABILITIES/SKILLS: 

  • Heavy use of computer programs and applications
  • Ability to communicate in person, by telephone, and by computer
  • Ability to travel to various locations in Greater Boston
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Ability to collect and present information
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Reliable and organized
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Compassionate and able to work with low-income populations and be sensitive to their legal needs and socioeconomic status
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Zoom
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently
  • Ability to navigate through the Internet, research, and locate and interpret information
  • Able to learn new computer software and systems quickly

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the organization’s programs and projects and substantive areas of law, especially those substantive areas of law in which you will be assisting clients
  • Handle day-to-day case management administrative functions
  • Attend weekly legal clinics and case review meetings
  • Transcribe/document case updates and next action steps during meetings for cases
  • Provide intake support at the call center twice per month.
  • Attend weekly meetings and transcribe information discussed at legal unit meetings
  • Attend trainings as needed for professional development
  • Participate in other assigned projects, as needed, to continue the VLP mission

VLP is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our ideal candidates are respectful of an inclusive work environment. VLP strives to ensure that those working in our organization reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. VLP encourages applicants from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to apply for positions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, national origin, veteran status, and military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.

To be considered, candidates applying for permanent positions must be authorized for permanent employment in the United States.

PT Faculty Assistant – Harvard Law LSC

The WilmerHale Legal Services Center (LSC) of Harvard Law School seeks a part-time faculty assistant to provide administrative and secretarial support for our teaching and service missions. This is a part-time position (17.5 hours per week), eligible for full Harvard benefits.

LSC is located at the crossroads of the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury neighborhoods in the City of Boston. Through an array of unique clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, Federal Tax Clinic, Safety Net Project, and Estate Planning Project—students at LSC work under attorney supervision to provide essential legal services to low-income clients.  This position represents a unique opportunity to join a dynamic community law office and teaching program.

Job-Specific Responsibilities
• Serve as a liaison between faculty members and students, external contacts, and various Law School administrative departments
• Anticipate the daily needs of faculty members and manage complex calendars
• Assist with organizing teaching and other academic materials including preparation, proofreading, and editing of documents, maintenance of class websites and posting course materials and announcements, and maintenance of accurate and organized files,
• Provide coordination for faculty engagements and faculty-sponsored events
• Process financial transactions including payments and reimbursements
• Manage aspects of research assistant hiring

Basic Qualifications
Three or more years of administrative support or related experience in a business or customer service environment. Education beyond high school may count toward some, though not all, experience.
We are looking for people who have:
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
• Attention to detail
• Ability to exercise sound and effective judgment in complex decision making
• Effective writing, editing, proofreading
• Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Experience with MS Office and job specific systems (Excel, Financial, SIS, HRIS)

Additional Information
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with our commitment to diversity, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and all qualified persons to apply for this position.

To Apply
Applications must be submitted via Harvard’s Human Resources website. The posting and online application portal can be found here. Or copy and paste the following link into your web browser:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25240&siteid
=5341&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=1918084

About the Legal Services Center
Located at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in the City of Boston, the Legal Services Center is a community-based clinical law program of Harvard Law School. Through an array of unique clinical offerings—Family Law/Domestic Violence Clinic, Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Housing Law Clinic, Veterans Legal Clinic, Federal Tax Clinic, Safety Net Project, and Estate Planning Project—and numerous projects and pro bono initiatives we provide essential legal services to low-income residents of Greater Boston and in some instances, where cases present important law reform opportunities, to clients outside our service area. Our longstanding mission is to educate law students for practice and professional service while simultaneously meeting the critical needs of the community. Since 1979, we have engaged in cutting-edge litigation and legal strategies to improve the lives of individual clients, to seek systemic change for the communities we serve, and to provide law students with a singular opportunity to develop fundamental lawyering skills within a public interest law setting. To these ends, we actively partner with a diverse array of organizations, including healthcare and social service providers and advocacy groups, and continually adapt our practice areas to meet the changing legal needs of our client communities. We encourage diversity, value unique voices, and pursue with passion our twin goals of teaching law students and advocating for clients. To learn more about LSC, please visit here.

Staff Attorneys – Northeast Justice Center

Northeast Justice Center, a subsidiary of Northeast Legal Aid, seeks to hire two staff attorneys, one to advocate on behalf of the elderly and individuals applying for disability benefits and another to work on a variety of matters in state and federal court. Bilingual (Spanish) and prior public interest experience helpful. Please send a resume and two references to creardon@nla-ma.org. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Immigration Attorney – Victim Rights Law Center

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is hiring an immigration attorney! As sexual violence is at the forefront of the national dialogue, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate attorneys to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence.

Organization: The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to survivors of sexual violence to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. This position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, a passion for mission-driven work, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities. The VRLC deeply values diverse voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The VRLC will gladly assist applicants in need of accommodations. For assistance contact the People and Culture Manger, Evelyne Martial, at 617-399-6720, x34.

Responsibilities:
• Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
• Represent survivors of sexual violence on immigration remedies including U visas, VAWA self-petitions, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, and petitions for work authorization; as well as privacy, safety, and limited criminal justice system advocacy.
• Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
• Conduct strategic outreach to community partners throughout Massachusetts and foster strong relationships with partners in the immigration legal community
• Facilitate trainings and opportunities for cross-trainings with community partners
• Participate in the collection of accurate client services data collection for reporting purposes
• Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers

Required Qualifications:
• Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts for a minimum of 2 years and in good standing
• Minimum of 2 years of immigration law experience (VAWA/U/T/Asylum experience preferred)
• Bilingual Spanish or Portuguese (spoken and written skills)
• Experience working with trauma survivors and marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQIA+, communities of color, people with disabilities, youth)
• Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:
• Courtroom experience
Salary: $52,000-$60,000, depending on experience

The VRLC provides competitive benefits, including health and dental insurance; long and short-term disability insurance; generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer match; and a caring and innovative work environment.

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@victimrights.org with both your last name and “MA Immigration
Attorney” as the subject of your email. Please indicate where you saw this posting in your application. No phone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Education Attorney – Victim Rights Law Center

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is hiring an education attorney! As sexual violence is at the forefront of the national dialogue, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate attorneys to join us in leading a new response to
sexual violence.

Organization: The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to survivors of sexual violence to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. This position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, a passion for mission-driven work, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities. The VRLC deeply values diverse voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The VRLC will gladly assist applicants in need of accommodations. For assistance contact the People and Culture Manger, Evelyne Martial, at 617-399-6720, x34.

Responsibilities:
• Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
• Represent sexual assault survivors on education law cases (K-12 and campus) such as Title IX complaints, IEPs, 504 plans, and school safety transfers; as well as privacy, safety, and limited criminal justice advocacy
• Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
• Conduct strategic outreach to community partners and institutions and foster strong relationships with partners in the education legal community
• Facilitate trainings and opportunities for cross-trainings with community partners
• Assist in updating outreach material for campus and K-12 communities
• Participate in the collection of accurate client services data collection for reporting purposes
• Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers

Required Qualifications:
• Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
• Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities (e.g. LGBTQIA+, communities of color, people with disabilities, minors)
• Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in Title IX education law (K-12 and/or campus)
• Courtroom experience
• Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese
• 2 years of practice experience

Salary: $50,000-$58,000, depending on experience

The VRLC provides competitive benefits, including health and dental insurance; long and short-term disability insurance; generous paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer match; and a caring and innovative work environment.

TO APPLY: Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to humanresources@victimrights.org with both your last name and “MA Education Attorney” as the subject of your email. Please indicate where you saw this posting in your application. No phone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer; and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.