Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks attorneys to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including but not limited to removal defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorneys, who will be based in CWJC’s Worcester and/or Springfield offices, may also participate in a grant-funded legal clinic for immigrants in partnership with a local Methodist Church. The attorneys will engage in critically important community outreach, including community consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports. These are full-time positions, although part-time hours are negotiable.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred, as is prior experience in immigration law and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
Please submit cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Cover letter should specifically address whether the applicant is interested in working in Worcester, Springfield, or either. CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
Posting Date: April 2, 2022