Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the free civil legal services provider for low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, seeks a staff attorney to work in its Family Law Unit. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Springfield office and will assist clients with cases involving family law matters including divorce, child support, visitation, and custody. It is anticipated that most of the attorney’s clients will be survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. The attorney will have significant client contact and will assume an active caseload while continuing to accept new cases. The attorney will also engage in a court-based advocacy and conciliation program as well as community outreach and education, and will work closely with community partners including domestic violence service providers. Some grant-reporting activities are required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule. Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Arabic strongly preferred. Prior family law experience, particularly with survivors of domestic violence, also strongly preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. EOE.