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Medical-Legal Partnership Attorneys – CLA

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA is seeking one or more attorneys to expand its existing medical-legal partnerships or help create and implement new ones. It is anticipated that the attorneys will be based in CLA’s Worcester, Springfield or Northampton offices. The attorneys will help oversee the administration of the projects and will hold regular client intake hours at clinical sites; may help train, recruit, and mentor private volunteer attorneys who will accept pro bono referrals; participate in leadership team and project evaluation meetings with clinical partners; and serve as a liaison between the legal and clinical project partners. The attorneys will also handle a varied caseload. Legal issues will involve homelessness prevention, income and health insurance maximization, humanitarian-based immigration relief, domestic relations, special education, and guardianship. The attorneys will have grant-reporting and administrative duties. Full-time or part-time options.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule required. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to meet with clients at medical facilities is required. Candidate must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills, including versatility in communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders. Experience in developing, administering and/or working as an attorney in a medical-legal partnership or other collaborative setting strongly preferred, as are strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with corporate and institutional partners. Fluency in a second language, especially Spanish, preferred.

Resumes to: Alicia Vaughan, HR Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, or email avaughan@cla-ma.org. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Posted: April 2, 2022