Housing and Benefits Attorneys – South Coastal Counties Legal Services

Hiring Full Time Housing and Benefits (Including Disability) Attorneys

South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS) is a growing civil legal services program with 55 staff and 4 offices throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands. SCCLS is hiring full time staff attorneys to advance its mission of providing free civil legal assistance in critical legal matters to low-income and older residents of the region. Applicants must be admitted to practice or eligible for admission in Massachusetts. The positions are located in SCCLS’ Bristol County Offices in Fall River and/or New Bedford.

Attorneys will represent eligible clients in Housing and Public Benefits (including Disability) cases. Staff attorneys are expected to provide quality legal representation; work as directed on particular grants; assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education.

Attorneys will manage a substantial caseload, along with special projects, and engage in impact advocacy. This is a unique opportunity to join with experienced legal aid staff to provide legal representation to low income residents impacted by the pandemic.

Experience is preferred. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish or Portuguese preferred.

These positions will be open until filled. For full consideration please apply by July 6, 2020.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. ($53,000 – $74,000)
(Bi-Lingual Increment in Addition to Salary: Up to $1,500 Annually)

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:
Subject Line: Housing/Benefits Attorneys

South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts, are Equal Opportunity Employers