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.
GBLS has an opening for a part-time (50%) attorney in its Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is part of the Employment Law Unit.
The attorney will work in a high-volume practice representing immigrant clients in cases involving tax controversies, defined as legal disputes with the IRS or the DOR concerning taxable income and taxes owed or due to the taxpayer as refunds. Cases include return examinations (audits), claims for refunds, and collections. Typical clients are immigrant families whose refunds are frozen pending verification of eligibility for tax credits, filing status, and/or dependency allowance, or who are misclassified as independent contractors. Where tax collection is warranted, the clinic helps clients find alternatives to full payment, including installment plans, offers in compromise, or bankruptcy.
The attorney will handle existing caseload under the supervision of a Senior Attorney.
Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Mass. Bar. Entry-level attorneys will be considered for this position, but candidates must have experience with and/or commitment to working with low-income clients and preferably will have familiarity with general income tax and/or financial due diligence. Excellent writing skills required, and bilingual ability in Spanish or Portuguese strongly preferred.
Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $59,000. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous PTO leave. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at email@example.com. Please refer to Job Code: EU-PT-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is November 3, 2020 or until position is filled. GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.