South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS), a growing legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and older residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, is hiring full time staff attorneys, admitted to practice or eligible for admission in Massachusetts, to work from its Bristol (Fall River and New Bedford) and Barnstable (Hyannis) County offices. The following positions currently are available at SCCLS:
Elder Attorney to represent older residents of Bristol County in a wide variety of civil matters including public benefits, housing, unemployment, consumer and health care related matters. The attorney will be located in our Bristol County offices.
Benefits Attorneys to represent clients with public benefits issues including social security disability and related benefits. The attorneys will be located in our Bristol County and in our Hyannis office.
Housing and Public Benefits Attorneys to represent eligible clients in housing and public benefits cases from our Hyannis office. Staff attorneys must provide quality legal representation; work as directed on particular grants; cooperate and assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education.
Staff attorneys must provide quality legal representation; work as directed on particular grants; cooperate and assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education. Attorneys will manage a substantial caseload of individual cases, along with special projects, and engage in impact advocacy. Experience is preferred. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred.
These positions will be open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 22, 2019.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.
APPLY by resume and cover letter to: Jmarcotte@SCCLS.org
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South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts are Equal Opportunity Employers