Managing Attorney Family Law Unit – Greater Boston Legal Services

GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Greater Boston Legal Services has an opening for the position of Managing Attorney of our Family Law Unit, which prioritizes representation and advocacy for victims of domestic violence in contested custody matters in family court and abuse prevention matters.

The Managing Attorney will be responsible for coordinating and managing the substantive legal work of staff lawyers and paralegals; ensuring the day-to-day operation of the unit; providing leadership in developing and implementing the unit’s work plan for providing legal assistance to individual clients and law reform initiatives; overseeing staff supervision including evaluations of staff and the handling of other personnel issues; developing, managing and reporting on grants; collaborating with other substantive law units and participating in the GBLS management group on program wide policy issues.

Qualifications include: at least 10 years of legal services or similar advocacy experience; strong and demonstrated commitment to poverty issues, capacity building of diverse client groups, experience in systemic cases or projects including legislative or administrative projects; the ability to mentor, supervise and co-counsel effectively and in a collaborative manner that provides opportunities for growth and professional development. Prior Experience in all phases of litigating contested family law cases is required as is knowledge and experience in Domestic Violence Law. Prior management, supervision or administrative experience is required.

GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, and generous PTO leave. Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter describing qualifications for the job including legal work and/or experience in related area and a brief writing sample to:  Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via email at Please refer to Job Code: FLU-MA.  Deadline for application is December 11, 2020 or until position is filled.

GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.