Family Law and Guardianship Staff Attorney – Volunteer Lawyers Project

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter here.

DAYS/HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (w/ some evening trainings)
REPORTS TO: Cindy Palmquist, Esq. Legal Director
UNIT(S): Family Law and Guardianship
LOCATION: Volunteer Lawyers Project, 7 Winthrop Square, Second Floor, Boston, MA 02110

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association (VLP) is a non-profit legal services organization which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Greater Boston, primarily through the pro bono services of private attorneys. We are seeking a full-time staff attorney with a dedicated commitment to the communities and people we serve to work in our family law and guardianship units.

VLP is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ a diverse staff. Our ideal candidate is respectful of an inclusive work environment. Fluency in a second language is required, specifically Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, or Vietnamese as a large percentage of our client population is limited English proficient.

Law degree from an accredited law school.
Admission to and good standing in Massachusetts bar

1-3 years in full-time family law and guardianship practice, including litigation.
Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and with staff at outside organizations.
Ability to effectively engage with private bar to recruit, train and mentor volunteer attorneys.

Ability to use a computer several hours per day.
Ability to communicate in person, by telephone and by computer.
Ability to travel to courthouses and other clinic locations in Greater Boston.

Volunteer Lawyers Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer