The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.(SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents, seeks to hire Immigration Attorneys to work with a robust and dynamic immigration unit located in downtown Brockton, MA. The immigration unit represents clients in a widerange of matters, including, but not limited to, asylum, U and T visas for victims of crime and trafficking, special immigrant juvenile cases, VAWA, TPS, DACA, family-based petitions, and removal defense.
The Organization: SCCLS and its subsidiary the JCSM, with a staff of nearly 80 and 4 offices in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis, is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Southeastern MA is geographically diverse and an excellent place to live. SCCLS’ core mission is to achieve justice for eligible clients through community-based advocacy. The organization prioritizes legal services in: housing, public benefits, elder law, domestic relations, employment, education, immigration, and consumer matters.
Provide high quality zealous legal representation, counsel and/or referrals;
Participate in or conduct community education, outreach, and clinic events;
Participate in team meetings; identify and participate in impact advocacy projects;
Continuous learning in immigration law; participate in other program activities to further organizational goals and mission.
Admitted/eligible for admission in MA required; prior immigration law experience desirable;
Demonstrated commitment or experience working with diverse communities required;
Experience representing clients especially those who may have experienced trauma, poverty or discrimination required;
Strong organizational, time management and case management skills required;
Fluency in a language reflecting our client populations preferred (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese,
Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer);
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team required; ability to be flexible and adapt to client situations and changing program conditions preferred;
Proficiency or ability to learn legal case management systems, Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries and commensurate with experience. Multi-lingual annual increment to base salary may be added for demonstrated language skills. Generous benefits and leave offered.
Apply: Submit letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references to Lthelin@sccls.org with subject: Immigration BR. Positions open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized.