Staff Attorney (2 positions) – 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 (GBLS) seeks to hire TWO full-time permanent staff attorneys to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims/survivors of domestic violence in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts and to other victims of crime in GBLS services area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties). The attorneys will join a team of attorneys and advocates who collaborate in-house and across Massachusetts to provide services to victims of crime pursuant to our CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (CLAVC) Initiative.

Family Law Attorney – This attorney will maintain a caseload consisting mainly of contested custody matters and some abuse prevention matters. This is a litigation practice and court appearances are required. Opportunities exist for appellate advocacy and administrative advocacy within the court system. Job Code: CLAVC-FLA

Generalist Attorney – This attorney will provide legal services in multiple areas of substantive law including but not limited to, landlord/tenant, public benefits, employment benefits, consumer law, and family law. Services include litigation and court appearances are required. Job Code: CLAVC-GEN

Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. No more than five (5) years’ experience. Bilingual capacity a plus. Must attend courts and events in other counties and parts of the state. Attendance at state-wide CLAVC events and training is required.

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 cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at Please refer to the Job Codes as stated above when applying for these positions. Deadline is July 30, 2020, or until position is filled.

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