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Family Law Staff Attorney (Fitchburg) – CLA

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 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 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. Recent law school graduates are eligible to apply. 

COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $62,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. CLA 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; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation stipend.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit cover letter/resume to avaughan@cla-ma.org or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370 Main Street, Worcester, MA 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.

CLA has a hybrid workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

Posted: 7/15/2022