Staff Attorney (Elder, Health & Disability Unit) – GBLS

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 a staff attorney with 0-3 years’ experience to work in the Elder, Health and Disability Unit. The staff attorney’s responsibilities will include:

  • Investigating and challenging improper Medicare denials of coverage of medical services to which elders and people with disabilities are entitled – from advice to representation in Federal District Court. 
  • Participating in statewide coalitions, collaborating with state advocacy programs, conducting substantive trainings and addressing a wide range of Medicare issues
  • Developing a leadership position in Medicare advocacy not only at GBLS but statewide
  • Assisting low-income individuals obtain federal public health and income benefits, with a focus on Social Security disability benefits and Medicare. The staff attorney will develop SSI/SSDI cases and represent clients appealing denials and terminations at administrative hearings and in Federal District Court.

The attorney will be sited at the GBLS’s Boston office. However, at present due to COVID-19, most work will be handled remotely with limited work done in the office. This requires the ability to be able to effectively work remotely.

Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. This position is for an attorney with 0-3 years’ experience. We are seeking someone with a commitment to social justice. We are looking for a candidate who has the cultural competence to work with and advocate on behalf of low-income and diverse populations. We are seeking an attorney with excellent oral and written skills. Knowledge or understanding of federal (SSI/SSDI, Medicare) or state benefits (EAEDC, SNAP, MassHealth) is preferred.

Salary is based on a union scale, which begins at $61,500 for an attorney with one year of experience. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, retirement contribution, a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys, and generous PTO leave. Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Personnel Team via email at Please refer to Job Code: EHD-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is February 8, 2022, or until position is filled.

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