Staff Attorney; Elder, Health & Disability Unit (School to Prison Pipeline Intervention Project) – 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 2-6 years’ experience to work in the School to Prison Pipeline Intervention Project housed in the Elder, Health and Disability Unit.

The staff attorney’s responsibilities will include representing low-income students, with a particular focus on students with disabilities, students of color, and homeless students, in school discipline and related special education cases, as well as engaging in policy advocacy, and systemic litigation, primarily in Boston public and charter schools. Generally, the staff attorney will manage an active caseload of 25 full representation cases plus additional advice and brief service matters. Additionally, the staff attorney will partner with student and caregiver organizers; conduct outreach efforts with mental health and social service providers, etc.; collaborate with child-focused coalitions to advocate for state-wide policy changes; and advocate for the interests of low-income students of color and students with disabilities across state agencies and school districts.

Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. This position is for an attorney with 2-6 years’ experience in school discipline, special education, or related education law and a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and antipoverty legal work. We are seeking an attorney who has experience effectively collaborating with community organizers and community groups and who will zealously represent young people with disabilities who have a wide range of experiences, abilities, preferred languages, and backgrounds.  Fluency in Spanish or Haitian/Creole is helpful but not required

Salary is based on a union scale, which begins at $71,500 for a second year attorney. GBLS offers a generous benefits package, paid time off, and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. The attorney will work out of the GBLS Boston office; a hybrid remote work schedule is allowed.

Candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and brief writing sample to the Personnel Team via email at Please refer to Job Code: EHD-SPP-ATT when applying for this position. Deadline is May 12, 2023, or until position is filled.

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