Staff Attorney, Family Law Unit

De Novo, a community-based organization that provides integrated legal, mental health, and support services to empower our clients to achieve their goals seeks a full-time staff attorney in our Family Law Unit. De Novo strives to create a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and safe work environment that welcomes, encourages, and values everyone’s contributions and fosters an exchange of ideas and mutual learning. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Provide legal assistance, including advice, brief service, legal representation, case consultation, in-depth intake, and referrals to eligible clients in family law cases.
  2. Make referrals for clients as appropriate to counseling staff and/or case manager for crisis intervention, safety planning, case management, therapy, and other services.
  3. Collaborate with community-based social services and other legal services programs.
  4. Provide family law consultations to community partners and their clients. When appropriate refer clients to De Novo’s housing, disability, and immigration units.
  5. Staff De Novo’s Family Law Clinic. At the clinic, we provide legal assistance, including advice, brief service, case consultation, and referrals.
  6. Conduct community outreach to agencies serving victims of crime, including agencies that serve ethnically diverse populations.
  7. Ensure that clients are aware of available services including victim compensation.
  8. Collect required data and assist with the preparation of grant reports as needed.
  9. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer attorneys and law students to handle cases.

Qualifications/Competencies include:

  1. Admitted to Massachusetts bar ** with 2 or more years of experience in family law.
  2. Some experience in and/or exposure to immigration, housing and disability law preferred.
  3. Strong writing, communication, oral advocacy and organizational skills.
  4. 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.
  5. Strong writing and oral advocacy skills.
  6. Ability to supervise effectively.
  7. Strong computer skills.
  8. Bilingual 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.

HOURS, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: The position is 35 hours/week. Salary range is $68,000 to $80,000 ($72,000 w/ 2 years’ experience) dependent on experience. Excellent fringe benefit package, including 100% employer paid health insurance for employee and families, life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick time, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Plan, training and professional development opportunities.

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 John Froio, Deputy Director, at No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be considered on a rolling basis. For more information about De Novo refer to our website:

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.

Immigration Law Attorney – CWJC

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks an attorney to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including but not limited to removal defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorney will engage in community outreach, including community consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports. This is a full-time position, although part-time hours are negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be admitted to the Mass. Bar, entitled to practice under SJC Rule 3:04, or have taken the July bar exam. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole strongly preferred, as is prior experience in immigration law and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.

COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $65,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. CWJC offers a very generous benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation stipend.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online on our website at: Alternatively, you can submit your cover letter and resume to: or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.

CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Deputy Director – SCCLS

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), the primary provider of free civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & the Islands, seeks an experienced and detail-oriented Deputy Director, with strong communication skills to work closely with and support the work of the Executive Director. The Deputy will assist in the development of organizational policy, including strategic planning and assessment of legal need in the region, be responsible for the execution of strategic goals, supervise communications and data collection efforts, support human resources and diversity efforts, assist with ensuring the organization complies with requirements of the largest funders, fiscal management, and supervise senior staff as determined by the Executive Director.

Reporting to SCCLS’ Executive Director, the Deputy will be a key part of the Executive Management team and contribute to ensuring the overall success of the organization in meeting its mission to provide high quality civil legal aid to low-income people and communities in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands. The position will be in SCCLS’ Fall River Administrative office.


  • Development and implementation of policies and key strategic goals for the organization;
  • Play a key role in recruitment, hiring, orientation and professional development of staff;
  • Support the work of the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts;
  • Lead ongoing legal needs assessment efforts;
  • Assist with legislative lobbying efforts for funding for civil legal aid and other fundraising campaigns;
  • Investigate and resolve staff grievances in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement;
  • Ensure compliance with policies and grant requirements of SCCLS’ largest funders;
  • Supervise communications and data collection efforts;
  • Supervise senior staff and/or organizational projects as directed by the Executive Director;
  • Provide mentoring, consultation, and supervision for staff members or unit leaders regarding legal work, as
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer involvement of staff funding
    allocations; and
  • Assume other duties as requested by the Executive Director.


  • Licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, or eligible to practice;
  • Excellent demonstrated skills relative to supervision, mentoring, training and development of professional staff with varying experience levels;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Proficient in use of legal case management systems, Microsoft Office Suite and tools for data management;
  • Significant experience providing legal aid to low income clients (experience in an IOLTA or LSC funded program helpful);
  • Demonstrated project management, grant management, problem solving, planning and organizational skills;
  • Organized, efficient and goal oriented;
  • Prior experience with financial and grant management;
  • Experience with Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives;
  • Committed to providing effective and high-quality legal assistance to low-income residents of our region.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $90,000+ DOE. Starting Benefits package: health and dental with supplemental coverage, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 403(b), loan forgiveness. Generous paid leave including sick, vacation, personal and holidays.

APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume and professional references by email to: with Subject Line: SCCLS Deputy Director. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

SCCLS and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), with a combined staff of nearly 80, 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 law offices are located in Hyannis, New Bedford and Fall River. The Justice Center is located in Brockton. 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.

South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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.

Attorney, Welfare Law Unit – GBLS

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 provides free legal services and representation to clients in the greater Boston area who cannot afford private legal representation.

GBLS seeks applicants for a permanent attorney position, which initially will be focused on our Welfare Law Unit (WLU) Tax Benefits Project, involving COVID tax benefits and related tax matters for families and individuals living in deep poverty who have barriers to navigating the tax system. Once the project is completed, the attorney may be transferred to other work at GBLS based on need at that time.

The WLU handles advocacy work for certain tax/guaranteed income issues, welfare benefits, and subsidized child care benefits through: (1) direct representation of individual clients and their families; (2) systemic administrative advocacy directed at targeted state and federal agencies; (3) class action and other impact lawsuits and; (4) legislative advocacy campaigns to expand, improve, defend, and create income, food, and child care programs.

Core Responsibilities for the Position:

  • Transition into the role of overseeing the Tax Benefits Project.
  • Supervise, as appropriate, and co-counsel with paralegal advocates to handle a range of tax cases for very low-income clients who did not receive the COVID 2020 and 2021 stimulus payments and/or special 2021 Child Tax Credit, including representation with IRS and, with Tax Court and/or Fed. Dist. Court, if needed.
  • Provide high quality representation in all aspects of this work, including written and oral advocacy, legal and other research, effective and sensitive work with clients, writing in plain language to clients and in other materials, attention to detail, and documenting all case work in the client’s case record in GBLS’s case management system.
  • Engage in systemic advocacy with national organizations concerning access barriers to filing taxes, obtaining refundable tax credits, and resolving disputes with the IRS, leveraging information and experience gained from working with clients and community and provider organizations.
  • Engage in systemic advocacy with national organizations working toward a permanent fully refundable Child Tax Credit, with no work requirement and no restrictions barring children based on immigrant status.


  • Bar admission in any state obtained or soon to be obtained.
  • Experience with tax law and practice affecting low-income clients, although graduates of law school low-income tax clinics will be considered.
  • Desire to work with clients with significant barriers to employment and navigating bureaucracies.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse clients.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to perform careful, detailed work.
  • Demonstrated capacity to analyze and work with complex materials.
  • A plus, but not required: fluency in Spanish or another language prevalent among our clients.

GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, and generous paid-time-off. The position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between GBLS and the Attorney Union, which governs salary and benefits.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to the Human Resources Team via e-mail at Please refer to Job Code: WLU-ATTY when applying for this position. The deadline for applying is September 1, 2023, or until the position is filled.

GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

Equality Fellow, Administration Unit (Temporary Position) – GBLS

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 is a social and economic justice-driven organization dedicated to ensuring that all residents of the Greater Boston area are able to meet their basic needs for safety, shelter, and stability. GBLS uses the law to positively change the lives of thousands of low-income clients and their families annually, and to achieve groundbreaking outcomes that challenge the systems that keep people in poverty.

Position: GBLS seeks a part-time Fellow to join our team. This position will focus on the intersection of community advocacy, racial and queer justice.

Location: This position is hybrid. The primary base is in our Boston office – 197 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114 – and it is in person 1-2 days a week.

Hours: This position is for 10 hours a week. The daily schedule will be based on the Fellow’s weekly availability, their project progress, and may change over time but will be regular. Normal office operations time is Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


  • Fellow will “shadow” each of GBLS’ legal units
  • Fellow will attend court, legal clinics, community meetings
  • Fellow will take what they learn from legal units to create an outreach plan to visit LGBTQ+ community partners in Greater Boston
  • Fellow will co-create an outreach and collaboration strategy with Queer serving community partners
  • For their final project Fellow will design and execute a community event to discuss the state of legal aid resources with queer serving organizations, LGBTQ+ community members, and legal aid advocates

Duties in office:

  • Listen to presentations from legal units
  • Draft documents for the culminating project
  • Connect with racial and queer justice advocates


  • 18-25 years old
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and good judgement.
  • Experience working with community agencies, grassroots organizing, community lawyering, or a reasonable equivalent.
  • Experience working with/in LGBTQ2S communities.
  • Experience working with/in communities of color.
  • Ability to use computer database to enter information and search for information.
  • Ability to use basic functions of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Responsive to feedback about job performance.
  • Willingness and ability to learn from community members.

This is a stipend-based fellowship. The monthly stipend allotment is $875 (Total $3,500 for the 4-month duration of this fellowship). This rate is based on the City of Boston’s living wage pay scale. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis. For the community events GBLS will cover transportation to and from the event site.

Candidates should submit a resume and answers to the questions below to the Human Resources Team, via e-mail at Please refer to Job Code: EQUALITY FELLOW when applying for this position. Deadline for applications is August 25, 2023 or until the position is filled.

Fellowship Questions-

An essay OR 5-minute video answering each of the following questions:

  1. The LGBTQ+ community is not a monolith. Tell us about your experience as a young person in the larger queer community and how you carve out space for yourself in such a large, diverse community.
  2. The criminal justice and civil justice spaces are not always welcoming to Queer people and people of color. What types of changes would you make for our court system to a more equitable, just space for queer, people of color

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences

Senior Immigration Attorney – MLRI

Deadline to Apply: Application materials will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis; interested and qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to submit application materials promptly.

The Opportunity: Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) seeks an experienced attorney to join MLRI’s Immigration Practice Group. The Sr. Staff Attorney will play a lead role in crafting and carrying out MLRI’s immigration/immigrant rights agenda – through federal court litigation, administrative/legislative and other policy advocacy, and coalition-building with legal aid, community-based, and immigrants’ rights organizations statewide and nationally. The position will be supervised by MLRI’s Sr. Immigration Attorney Iris Gomez.

About MLRI: MLRI is a nationally recognized nonprofit poverty law and policy center that provides statewide advocacy and leadership in advancing laws, policies, and practices that secure economic, racial, and social justice for low-income people and communities. We pursue systems change through litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, coalition building, community lawyering, and other strategies that address systemic harm to low-income people. MLRI is also the statewide multi-issue poverty law support center for the Massachusetts civil legal aid delivery system; our advocates provide substantive expertise and technical assistance to frontline legal aid field program advocates and to many other advocates and providers who serve low-income people and communities in Massachusetts. MLRI leads and coordinates a number of statewide advocacy coalitions in substantive issues areas, including the very active Immigration Coalition which has over 150 members. Visit

Desired Qualifications & Experience:

  • Law degree and admission to any state bar;
  • Minimum 7 years post-law school legal experience;
  • Experience in the immigrant rights/immigration law field and a demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights issues that affect low-income people;
  • Litigation experience at the trial and/or appellate level, as amicus, and/or in affirmative litigation;
  • Strong writing and legal research skills;
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to develop and advance advocacy strategies, including systemic litigation and advocacy campaigns, in collaboration with partners;
  • Experience effectively collaborating with racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse community groups and coalitions; and
  • Commitment to MLRI’s anti-poverty mission and to the immigration practice group’s mission and collaborative work style

Core Responsibilities:

  • Identify, develop, and implement effective administrative, legislative, and other policy advocacy and litigation strategies, in collaboration with MLRI’s Immigration team and our statewide Immigration Coalition members;
  • Provide legal and technical support and expertise to policymakers, legal services program staff, and community organizations on immigration law issues and other areas of law in which immigration law affects the rights of low-income immigrants;
  • Develop legal training programs, presentations, and other materials and resources to carry out the Immigration Practice Group priorities and MLRI’s mission;
  • Share responsibility with the rest of MLRI’s Immigration team for leading and coordinating our advocacy and support work, supervising interns, and assisting with immigration-related fundraising.

Salary and Benefits:

  • MLRI offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. MLRI provides a very generous benefits including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 403(b) plan employer contribution of 3% after 6 months of employment, as well as vacation, holiday, and family leave.
  • MLRI’s Staff Attorney salaries are based on scale and are commensurate with skills and years of relevant post-JD attorney experience. For example, for this position the salary range is $78,000-105,000 depending on applicant level of experience. Internal equity considerations and average salary of the peer range will be reviewed and taken into consideration.
  • MLRI is currently operating on a hybrid in-office / remote schedule (3 days in office/2 days remote for full time employees).

How to Apply:

  • Please email a cover letter, resume and a legal writing sample with “Sr. Immigration Atty” in the subject line to:

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

MLRI is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We believe that having a staff, board, and volunteers with diverse personal and professional backgrounds and lived experience enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates an environment where all members of our community can thrive. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with lived experience of poverty, and people from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

Development Manager – MWLS

MetroWest Legal Services is a legal aid organization, founded in 1976, with a mission of providing free legal advocacy in civil cases to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled, homeless and other disenfranchised individuals and families so they may obtain legal, social and economic justice. MWLS assists client-eligible persons in securing access to basic needs and in challenging institutional barriers to achieve justice.

MetroWest Legal Services (MWLS) is seeking a committed, creative, and organized individual with strong people skills who is excited to work in the legal aid space to assume leadership of our fundraising and development work. The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors Fundraising Committee to generate and maintain financial resources for MWLS.

The Development Manager will have primary responsibility for creating and driving all development and annual fundraising plans, developing a donor cultivation strategy including fundraising, cultivation, stewardship, and a special events calendar; and working with the Executive Director to identify and expand a diverse grant portfolio.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  1. Individual Donor Development
    1. Identify a robust pipeline of prospective donors and craft a management strategy to grow MWLS’s major giving and individual donor base.
    2. Create and implement an individual donor communication strategy to engage existing and prospective donors in our work.
    3. Produce solicitation materials including an annual appeal, newsletters, and other engagement materials.
    4. Together with the Executive Director, build and nurture relationships with individual donors.
    5. Oversee and maintain donor database (Donor Perfect).
    6. Manage the integration of Donor Perfect with other software applications and related needs.
  2. Institutional Fundraising
    1. Perform organizational research to build a pipeline of prospective foundation and corporate funders and with the Executive Director, develop a comprehensive grant plan and calendar.
    2. Cultivate relationships with current and potential funders.
    3. Work with the Executive Director to gather information and assist with the writing of grants.
  3. Communications/Website
    1. Utilize multiple platforms in communications strategy (print, electronic, social media, etc.)
    2. Prepare organizational publications (i.e., newsletters, press releases, annual reports)
    3. Maintain MWLS mailing list.
    4. Maintain consistency in all areas of organizational branding.
    5. Maintain and update MWLS website.
  4. Events
    1. Plan and execute fundraising and stewardship events, as determined annually with input from the Executive Director and Board Fundraising Committee


  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree helpful.
  • 3-5 years of proven experience and knowledge in the development field with:
    • Major gift programs, including prospect research, cultivation, personal solicitation, acknowledgment, and recognition.
    • Annual giving programs including new donor development, renewals, stewardship; and
    • Recruitment, training, and motivation of leadership volunteers.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with and under the direction of the Executive Director
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Strong organizational, time management skills, able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight.
  • Excellent team player who is open to working in a fluid, fast paced environment
  • Commitment to MWLS mission
  • Able to work some evenings and/or weekends during special events and major campaigns.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position will be $65,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience. MWLS also offers a generous benefits package including 3 weeks of paid vacation, personal days, sick days, and all state and federal holidays. MWLS provides medical, dental and vision insurance with premiums paid by MWLS, as well as a 403(b) plan with a 4% employer match, and life, STD, and LTD insurance.

To Apply:

Fellow Attorney (Two-Year Racial Justice Fellowship), Immigration Unit – GBLS

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 seeks an attorney with 5 or more years of experience for a Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) Racial Justice Fellowship with the Immigration Unit. The purpose of the Fellowship is to use systemic advocacy and other strategies to address pervasive problems of racial injustice within the legal system.

The Immigration Law Unit (“ILU”) of GBLS has a long history of systematic advocacy at a local and national level to enforce and expand rights available to the immigrants it serves, almost all of whom are people of color. Systemic advocacy is particularly needed to challenge the racist mistreatment in the immigration legal system of undocumented low-income Black immigrants, who must endure the deeply entrenched effects of anti-Black racism in the United States, while simultaneously facing the obstacles that come from poverty and lack of permanent legal status.

The Racial Justice Fellow (“RJ Fellow”) will specifically target anti-Black racist mistreatment within the immigration legal system through 1) pursuit of select appellate litigation in cases involving racial bias; and 2) creation of an advocacy report focused on issues of systemic racism within the immigration system. The RJ Fellow will work in conjunction with community partners to achieve these goals. The project fits within two of the ILU’s major issue areas concerning systemic advocacy: 1) legal reform through appellate litigation and 2) policy advocacy, aimed at expanding the rights of low-income immigrants, particularly people of color.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position should have 5 or more years of experience practicing law, preferably with a background in systemic advocacy work and/or appellate litigation. A passion for working on issues at the intersection of racial justice and immigration law is required. Proficiency in Haitian Creole or French is a plus but not required.

The RJ Fellow will receive an annual salary based on GBLS’s union scale, which is $78,000 for an attorney with 5 years of experience. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous Paid Time Off leave. The RJ Fellow will work in the GBLS Boston office with a hybrid remote work schedule permitted.

Candidates must be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar or the bar of another state.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via email at Please refer to Job Code: IMM-FELLOW-ATT when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by August 10, 2023.

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

Attorney, Housing Unit – GBLS

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 (GBLS) seeks two attorneys with 0 to 5 years of experience preferred. The attorneys will work in the Housing Unit in litigation, and eviction defense representing tenants who are facing eviction. The position may also include some of the full range of activities of the Housing Unit, including support for tenants who live in public and subsidized housing, helping tenant organizations preserve affordable housing, shelter advocacy, and any other work of the Housing Unit. In addition to a substantial trial caseload (including jury trials), the work may include participation in legislative and administrative advocacy projects and impact litigation. Evening meetings may be required.

Qualifications: Admission to or comity with the Massachusetts Bar is strongly preferred and admission to the bar is a requirement of the job; law graduates who are sitting for the July 2023 bar will be considered. Prior housing law and/or trial experience is preferred. Attorneys with lived experience of displacement or gentrification encouraged to apply. Fluency in one or more of the languages in addition to English spoken by GBLS clients, such as Spanish or Haitian Creole, among others, is helpful. Should funding for this position change, the attorney may be required to assume work in a different area of law within GBLS.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $72,000 for an attorney with no experience to approximately $79,500 for an attorney with 5 years of experience. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous Paid Time Off leave.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via e-mail at Please refer to Job Code: HU-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline for application is August 4, 2023 or until position is filled.

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

Administrative Assistant – GBLS

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 (GBLS) seeks a qualified candidate to fill an Administrative Assistant position whose primary responsibility will be to support the Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors.


  • Provide high-level administrative support to the Senior Management Team and the Executive Director.
  • Provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and its Committees
  • Prepare and distribute meeting agendas and materials.
  • Send calendar invitations and meeting reminders.
  • Attend meetings and prepare minutes.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements for members of the Senior Management Team and the Board of Directors in work-related events.
  • Coordinate logistical issues for agency-wide calendar, meetings, retreats, and training events.
  • Perform clerical and administrative tasks, including preparing meeting minutes, letters, memos, invoices, reports, staff timesheets, contracts, and other payroll and financial documents.
  • Answer and direct unit calls to the appropriate staff members.
  • Maintain agency-wide Outlook and Teams calendar, contact lists and other records for the Administration Unit.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned for special projects and/or administration events.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience in providing administrative support to a member of the executive team, preferably in a legal or non-profit organization.
  • Proven experience in organizational skills with an exemplary professional and positive attitude.
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment with excellent time management skills in dealing multiple projects and competing priorities.
  • Having good judgment in interpersonal skills and in managing confidential records.
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn new or updated software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to handle phone calls and communicate professionally and sensitively with people from all ethnic groups and social backgrounds.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Starting salary range is $52,000 to $60,000 based on experience.
  • GBLS offers a generous benefits package, including low-cost health insurance, retirement contribution, and paid time off.

How to Apply:

  • Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Team via email at Please refer to Job Code: ADMIN-ASST when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by August 31, 2023.

GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences.