Family Law Staff Attorney – Community Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks an attorney to join an enthusiastic, skilled team to work in its Family Law Unit. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Fitchburg office in north-central Massachusetts, and will assist clients with cases involving family law matters including divorce, child support, visitation, and custody. It is anticipated that most of the attorney’s clients will be survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. The attorney will have significant client contact and will assume an active caseload while continuing to accept new cases. The attorney will also engage in community outreach and education, and will work closely with community partners including domestic violence service providers. Some grant-reporting activities are required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination (or July 2022 Mass. Bar Examination if applying as a third-year law student) or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Prior family law experience, particularly with survivors of domestic violence, also preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated dedication to social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities. 

Please submit cover letter and resumes to: avaughan@cla-ma.org, or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Posted: 11/17/2021