Staff Attorney, Asian Outreach Center

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 an attorney with 0 to 5 years of experience to join the Asian Outreach Center and support advocacy on behalf of the low-income Asian immigrant community.

Using a community lawyering model, AOC provides bilingual and bicultural legal services and support for movement building in the immigrant Asian American community. AOC works in conjunction with community organizers to dismantle racially unjust systems, recognizing that the community and our clients are their own fiercest advocates. Our model enables us to respond to the day-to-day needs of community and inspires our broader work against systemic inequality and oppression. Our major projects include stopping deportations in the Southeast Asian community, fighting against gentrification and displacement in low-income immigrant neighborhoods, educating nail salon workers about their rights, protecting the voting rights of limited English proficient speakers, supporting undocumented Asian immigrants, and advocating for language access.

This is a generalist attorney position, with a focus on the legal needs of Asian immigrants impacted by the immigration system. Cases and advocacy may include identifying and representing clients on immigration relief options, advising and defending individual immigrant rights, and ensuring access to critical benefit programs and services for undocumented immigrants and immigrants with prior criminal convictions. The goal of this advocacy is to advance equity and increase access to rights on behalf of low-income households regardless of their immigration status.

In close collaboration with our regional and national community partners, the attorney will engage in direct legal representation, policy work, administrative advocacy, and intersectional coalition building to respond to the legal needs of low-income Asian immigrants. The attorney will also support the team in a range of legal areas based on ongoing community need as our team seeks to develop deeper relationships with community partners and vulnerable populations in the Greater Boston area. The attorney will also organize legal clinics, engage in outreach and education, and foster new relationships with impacted individuals and community groups to monitor legal needs and trends.

Qualifications: Candidates should have 0-5 years of legal experience, and admission to the Massachusetts Bar or comity is required. Prior experience in immigration and/or administrative advocacy is preferred. The ideal candidate for the position should also have experience with outreach and community lawyering principles or be willing to learn to engage with community groups. The candidate should possess a strong familiarity or foundation in the history of greater Boston’s Asian American community, or be willing to learn. Flexibility to work some weekends or evenings as needed to accommodate client community and participate in community outreach. Proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese is a plus but not required.

The Attorney will receive an annual salary based on GBLS’s union scale, which is $72,000 for an attorney with less than 1 year of experience and $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 attorney will work in the GBLS Boston office with a hybrid remote work schedule.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: AOC-ATT when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by October 23, 2023.

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

Paralegal, Asian Outreach Center – 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 is hiring a full-time paralegal to work in the Asian Outreach Center (AOC) and support advocacy in the Vietnamese American community of Greater Boston.

Using a community lawyering model, AOC provides bilingual and bicultural legal services and support for movement building in the low-income, immigrant Asian American community. AOC works in conjunction with community organizers to dismantle racially unjust systems, recognizing that the community and our clients are their own fiercest advocates. Our model enables us to respond to the day-to-day needs of community and inspires our broader work against systemic inequality and oppression. Our major projects include stopping deportations in the Southeast Asian community, fighting against gentrification and displacement in low-income immigrant neighborhoods, educating nail salon workers about their rights, protecting the voting rights of limited English proficient speakers, supporting undocumented Asian immigrants, and advocating for language access.

The paralegal will be a generalist and will assist in a range of substantive law areas. The paralegal will handle cases and advocacy through the lens of community lawyering. The paralegal will participate in community-based intake, conduct research to support client cases and advocacy projects, and represent individual clients in administrative proceedings. The paralegal will support and identify client community needs through outreach, community education, and collaboration with existing and new community grassroots partners.

Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity or background in the history of Greater Boston’s Asian American community, and/or willingness to learn more about it;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Experience in legal or other advocacy work, or demonstrated proficiency in relevant skills;
  • Ability to perform careful, detailed work;
  • Flexibility to work some weekends or evenings as needed to accommodate client community and participate in community outreach; and
  • Proficiency in Vietnamese is strongly preferred, but not required.

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 Staff Association, which governs salary and benefits. The salary range starts at $47,500 with additional compensation for increased years of experience. There is an additional $950 annually for second language ability if applicable.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to the Human Resources Team via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: AOC-PARA when applying for this position. The deadline for applications is October 23, 2023, or until the position is filled.

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

Staff Attorneys – JCSM

The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), a subsidiary of 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 Staff Attorneys to represent clients with critical legal needs including in housing, domestic relations, public benefits and other priority areas.

We seek attorneys committed to seeking racial and economic justice for low-income communities through the provision of high-quality client centered legal representation. This is an excellent opportunity to join an organization of supportive, creative colleagues who work hard to provide life-changing legal representation for the most vulnerable persons in our communities.

The Organization: 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.

Qualifications: Must be admitted in MA or eligible for admission. We prioritize prior poverty law and/or litigation experience and an aptitude for working with clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination. You will bring a commitment to race equity and anti-racism in your legal work and in the workplace. You are someone who can work independently but also as part of a team. You are organized, detail oriented and able to prioritize; skilled at factual and legal investigation and analysis, able to persuasively communicate our clients’ legal claims, and able to engage effectively in person and remotely with people from diverse cultures, with diverse opinions and values. You are creative in identifying and pursuing legal projects with broad impact, and in providing outreach and community legal education. Fluency in a language that reflects our client communities (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer) is valued.

Compensation and Benefits: Salaries are based on a collective bargaining agreement scale starting at $65,000 with yearly standard increases, multi-lingual annual increment for demonstrated language skills. 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 writing sample to: LThelin@sccls.org with subject: JCSM Staff Atty. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.

Immigration/Immigrant Rights Senior Staff 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 www.mlri.org.

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 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 a 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.

How to Apply:

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

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.

Project Coordinator, Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project – MLRI

Deadline to Apply: This is a fast-track hire. 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: MLRI is seeking an energetic self-starter to join the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project as a Project Coordinator. This newly created position will play a critical role in supporting three Website Project staff members and five legal aid websites that collectively provide legal information, referrals, advocacy support and pro bono opportunities for attorneys and low-income Massachusetts residents. This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project. It is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about using their skills and talents to promote social justice.

About MLRI: Founded in 1968, MLRI is a nationally-recognized nonprofit poverty law and policy center. Our mission is to provide statewide advocacy and leadership that advances 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 to address laws, policies and practices that harm low-income people. MLRI’s advocacy incorporates a racial equity lens and a community-driven framework that centers the voices and experiences of people with lived experience of poverty, economic, and racial injustice. MLRI is also the statewide multi-issue poverty law support center in the Massachusetts civil legal aid delivery system; our advocates provide substantive expertise and technical assistance to frontline legal aid field programs and many other providers who serve low-income people and communities in Massachusetts. Visit www.mlri.org.

About the Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project: The Massachusetts Legal Aid Websites Project, launched in 2005, uses technology to further access to justice. It currently consists of four statewide websites – MassLegalHelp.org, MassLegalServices.org, MassLRF.org and MassLAO.org – that provide legal information and resources to low-income people, as well as to a wide network of legal aid and other providers who serve low-income people. In the summer of 2023, we are adding a fifth website – MassProBono.org – to our portfolio, to connect private attorneys seeking volunteer opportunities with civil legal aid programs. The Websites Project is housed at and managed by MLRI.

Core Responsibilities:
This newly-created position will provide wide-ranging administrative and program support to the Websites Project, including but not limited to:

  • Posting and updating large volumes of content to the websites using Content Management Systems (primarily Drupal) including editing and reformatting content to meet web accessibility standards.
  • Posting translations of English content to MassLegalHelp.org
  • Maintaining the Pro Bono Opportunities section of the MassProBono.org website, including reaching out to programs on a regular basis for updates.
  • Maintaining the Legal Aid Program Directory on MassLRF.org, including reaching out to programs on a regular basis for updates.
  • Supporting the advisory committees for the various websites, including meeting scheduling and notetaking.
  • Assisting with managing statewide email lists that are linked to our websites.
  • Assisting with outreach to attorneys, community partners, attorneys and the general public.
  • Assisting with user testing.
  • Assisting with Google Analytics reporting.
  • Providing tech support for online trainings and events.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 0-2 years relevant work experience. Poverty law and/or nonprofit legal tech experience is highly desirable.
  • You must be tech savvy, including experience with G Suite, Microsoft Office and online meeting platforms such as Zoom. Experience with a Content Management System (particularly Drupal), HTML, graphic design tools such as Canva, and/or experience creating videos or animations is a plus. Willingness and capacity to learn more about other technology platforms used by our websites is essential.
  • Excellent organizational abilities and demonstrated attention to detail are a must.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Be ready to learn new tasks and skills in the context of a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in reading and writing in Spanish is preferred.
  • Experience with community outreach is a plus.
  • Commitment to MLRI’s mission to serve low-income and vulnerable populations.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for any employee.

Salary and Benefits:

  • MLRI’s salary scale is based on experience. New college grads start between a range of $50,000 – $60,000 per year
  • MLRI provides a very generous benefits package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 403(b) plan including a 3% employer contribution after a vesting period of 6 months, as well as vacation, holiday, and family leave.

Location:
MLRI is located in Boston, Massachusetts. We have a hybrid work environment.

How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter outlining experience and qualifications and a resume to humanresources@mlri.org, with “Website Project Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Commitment to Diversity and 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.

Litigation Attorney – NCLC

About the Position
The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is seeking an experienced litigation attorney to work for economic justice for low-income and other disadvantaged communities. The position’s primary duties are working with NCLC’s Director of Litigation on NCLC’s ongoing lawsuits, originating and litigating new cases, researching and writing for NCLC’s publications, and providing training and technical assistance on litigation issues at both the national and state levels. Some travel is required for meetings, court appearances, presentations, and conferences.

The organization is looking for a collegial and collaborative individual who can develop strong working relationships with internal and external partners and participate in NCLC’s critical legal work to file and litigate lawsuits—mostly class actions—with the goal of benefitting low-income consumers. Candidates should be highly skilled at both developing strategies that will lead to successful outcomes and in building and maintaining solid relationships with litigation partners.

About NCLC
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.

NCLC represents consumers in cutting-edge litigation that seeks to reform the rules of the marketplace. NCLC is interested in cases that will have a far-reaching impact, make systemic change to benefit low-income consumers, and advance racial justice. To maximize its limited resources, NCLC helps bring together strong litigation teams made up of private lawyers, legal aid, and nonprofit groups. NCLC’s litigation activities are restricted to consumer law matters, focusing on cases where low-income consumers may benefit from NCLC’s unique legal and policy expertise, particularly in the areas of consumer sales and services, credit, debt collection, bankruptcy, preservation of home ownership, and the provision of services to low-income utility users and potential users. NCLC’s initiation of litigation is guided by an internal litigation steering committee made up of other attorneys on staff. Members of NCLC’s two-person litigation team (sometimes supplemented by other attorneys on staff) typically co-counsel cases with private or legal services attorneys. In addition, NCLC often files or joins amicus briefs on behalf of our low-income clients.

NCLC’s litigators carry an active caseload of complex, challenging cases that require intensive research, writing, negotiation, court appearances, and strategy development. The position also involves organizing and presenting at training conferences and seminars, outreach to the consumer litigation bar, occasional legal advice to NCLC about governance and external relations, and work on NCLC’s Consumer Class Actions manual. It sometimes involves policy advocacy, primarily on litigation-related topics; contributions to NCLC work on non-litigation projects and publications; and development of relationships with prominent attorneys in the consumer law community.

The majority of NCLC’s staff are based either in the Boston headquarters or the Washington D.C. office, both of which operate on a hybrid schedule of at least two days in-office per week, with Wednesday as a required day in Boston and Monday in D.C. This arrangement will continue for the foreseeable future. NCLC has a strong preference for candidates who will be based in our Boston office, where the Director of Litigation is located. Candidates who would work from our Washington D.C. office or remotely will also be given consideration.

Qualifications

  • Law degree and admission to the bar in at least one state.
  • At least 10 years of complex litigation experience in consumer cases, cases in closely related areas, or public interest cases, preferably including class actions.
  • Outstanding writing, analytical, and litigation skills, including a demonstrated ability to analyze and write about complex legal issues.
  • Consumer law expertise preferred.
  • A demonstrated commitment to advocating for equity for low-income and other economically disadvantaged people, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
  • 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.

Key Responsibilities
The Senior Attorney will work with the Director of Litigation to further NCLC’s mission as follows:

  • Identify, investigate, prepare, and participate in significant litigation to promote economic justice for low-income consumers.
  • Promote NCLC’s co-counseling role.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with nationwide networks of litigators, act as a liaison to litigation directors at legal services programs and other public interest organizations, and foster relations with other organizations and governmental agencies.
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts; develop and maintain relationships with existing and potential supporters in the consumer law community.
  • Research and write on consumer issues (primarily litigation issues).
  • Provide legal and technical support to private and civil legal aid lawyers, consumer advocates, and government officials.
  • Organize, lead, and present at workshops, conferences, webinars and other training sessions for lawyers and advocates, including major responsibility for NCLC’s annual Class Action Symposium.
  • Lead or participate in advocacy projects, primarily on litigation issues such as court rules and litigation-related legislation; develop and participate in implementing strategies to achieve policy change, including communications strategies.
  • Meet with and respond to requests from policymakers, other advocacy organizations, industry groups, and the media.

Salary
NCLC pays on a competitive salary scale, commensurate with years of experience. For example, starting annual pay at 10 years is $133,442 and 15 years is $148,032.

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 relocate to the Boston or Washington, D.C area.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@nclc.org (subject line: Litigation Attorney 2023) and complete the online employment application: https://forms.gle/c5AkkKpG2xXYmp98A
While applications will be considered on a rolling basis, priority consideration will be given to applicants that apply by August 14, 2023.

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.

Development Coordinator – De Novo

De Novo is a dynamic values-driven agency that provides free civil legal assistance and affordable mental health counseling to low-income people throughout the Cambridge/Greater Boston area. 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.

De Novo seeks a Development Coordinator to provide a wide range of fundraising, event planning, marketing, and communications activities. This is a full-time 35 hours per week position.

The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Development Director, work closely with the Executive and Deputy Directors, and collaborate widely with other De Novo staff and volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist in the writing and editing of funding requests, such as letters of inquiry, concept papers, and grant applications, in close partnership with the Development Director.
  2. Prepare detailed progress and final written reports to funders, and maintain supporting documents such as board lists, staff bios, financial information, and budgets.
  3. Help write, design and coordinate production and distribution of the semiannual newsletter, annual fund campaigns, agency pamphlets, event materials, and Constant Contact communications.
  4. Create regular content for De Novo’s social media, website, and blog.
  5. Assist with donor database entry, gift processing, and acknowledgements.
  6. Assist on special projects as needed, including but not limited to, facilitating trainings and presentations, attending tabling and outreach events, and supporting major events, such as the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.
  7. Train, supervise, and collaborate with administrative volunteers; identify ways to leverage volunteer support to achieve position goals.
  8. Provide occasional front desk coverage and other administrative support as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Excellent written communication skills; ability to write well-structured, articulate, and persuasive content for a wide array of audiences.
  • Strong time management, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and also function well as a team member.
  • High level of computing proficiency with interest in developing new skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • A strong commitment to De Novo’s vision, mission and values.
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional weekends or evenings.

Hours and Compensation: This is a 35 hours/week position with hybrid work schedule. Salary range is $58,000 – $64,000 dependent on experience. Excellent fringe benefit package, including 100% employer paid health insurance for employees and families, life, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick time, 403(b) plan, Flexible Spending Plan, and 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 email to Amanda Becker, Director of Development, at abecker@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.

Fellow Attorney (Two-Year Bart Gordon Fellowship), Asian Outreach Center – 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 0-2 years of experience for a Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) Bart Gordon Fellowship with the Asian Outreach Center. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide civil legal services to low-income communities who may have difficulty accessing the justice system due to linguistic, racial, cultural or disability barriers, and to encourage careers in legal services.

Using a community lawyering model, the Asian Outreach Center (AOC) provides bilingual and bicultural legal services and support for movement building in the Asian American community. AOC works in conjunction with community organizers to dismantle racially unjust systems, recognizing that the community and our clients are their own fiercest advocates. Our model enables us to respond to the day-to-day needs of community and inspires our broader work against systemic inequality and oppression.

The Fellowship’s goal is to respond to the rise in anti-Asian violence by supporting impacted low-income Asian households in Boston, Quincy and Malden. The Fellow will advance this goal through direct legal representation, administrative advocacy, systemic advocacy, and intersectional coalition building. The Fellow will implement a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to support households who must navigate the civil or criminal legal systems after an incident. The Fellow will represent households on a range of legal issues that connect to the underlying impact of a hate or bias-based incident, including but not limited to employment rights, housing stability, immigrant rights, and access to health insurance and public benefits. The Fellow will also raise awareness and increase access to legal services by offering intakes, developing know-your-rights education, and improving language access to resources.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the position should have experience with outreach and community lawyering principles or be willing to learn to engage with community groups. The candidate should also possess a strong foundation in the history of greater Boston’s Asian American community, or be willing to learn. Proficiency in Cantonese, Mandarin or Vietnamese is a plus but not required.

The Fellow will receive an annual salary based on GBLS’s union scale, which is $72,000 for an attorney with 0 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 Fellow will work in the GBLS Boston office with a hybrid remote work schedule permitted.

Priority will be given to 2023 graduates, however any eligible graduate who is within 30 months of their law school graduation will also be considered. Candidates must be eligible for admission to the Massachusetts Bar.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: AOC-FELLOW-ATT when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by July 31, 2023.

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

Staff Accountant – 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 candidate to fill a Staff Accountant position in the Administration Unit. The staff accountant will work directly with the CFO as a member of a three staff accountant team supporting the organization in the following areas:

Grants Billing: Prepares and submits billings for reimbursement from various grant funding sources; verifies for accuracy to budget and completeness, signatures and assembly in accordance with reimbursing agency requirements; provides information of billing activity to grant management staff and for budgeting; and performs grant close out and reconciliation related duties as required;

Accounts Payable: Oversees all aspects of accounts payable. Allocates/processes/posts a variety of accounting transactions such as invoices, payments, and expenses in accordance with department procedures. Maintains accounting files. Checks and verifies accounting data; enters data into computerized accounting system and uses system to research questions and generate reports. Interacts with program staff;

General Accounting: Prepares bank reconciliations. Handles balancing and reconciliations of sub account activity. Prepares daily bank deposits. Prepares analysis and audit work papers.

Requirements include: A bachelor’s degree in accounting/business plus one to three years of accounting experience. A people oriented personality is essential, excellent attention to detail, be able to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently. Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, Word and familiarity with accounting software is also essential. Nonprofit and grants management experience is a plus.

GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped employer, committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets. The position is full time (35 hours) and salary is commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including 98% paid health and 100% dental.

Candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to Human Resources Team via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: ACCOUNTANT when applying for this position. The application deadline is July 15, 2023, or until the position is filled.

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

Staff Attorney, Housing Unit – GBLS

Greater Boston Legal Services is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Accessible Employer. We want to build and sustain a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.

GBLS has an opening for a staff attorney at its Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) office which serves Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, and Winchester. CASLS is a small supportive neighborhood office with a strong track record of success in the communities we serve. The anticipated start date is mid-July 2023. GBLS currently operates a hybrid work schedule.

Responsibilities: The staff attorney’s responsibilities include representing private and subsidized tenants facing eviction in local district and housing courts, representing tenants facing Section 8 terminations, representing tenant groups seeking to preserve the affordability of their housing, and working closely with non-attorney community advocates on housing issues. The responsibilities will also involve administrative advocacy and maybe legislative work on housing issues. At the applicant’s option, a small portion of the work may include handling denials, terminations, and other issues relating to state public benefits (TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP, MassHealth, and EA shelter).

Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar with between 1 and 5 years of legal experience, have excellent oral and written communications skills, and have the ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and work collaboratively with other GBLS staff and community partners. Knowledge of federal or Mass. housing law and some eviction trial/motion experience are preferred. In addition to English, fluency in one or more languages spoken by CASLS clients (such as Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian/Creole) is helpful.

Salary is based on a union scale. As of July 1, 2023, the annual salary for an attorney with one to five years of legal experience will be between $73,500 and $79,500. GBLS offers a generous benefits package including retirement contribution, student loan repayment assistance for eligible attorneys, and paid time off.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to the Human Resources Team via e-mail to jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to Job Code: CASLS-Housing Atty when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

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