Staff Attorney(s) – Family Law Unit – 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 in its Family Law Unit to provide family law legal services to and on behalf of victims/survivors of domestic violence and victims of crime in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS services area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties).

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT (DVLAP)
This attorney will handle a litigation caseload and will participate in legislative and administrative advocacy, community legal education, statewide advocacy networks, and develop and maintain relationships with community organizations. The caseload primarily consists of contested custody matters, and some abuse prevention matters. Opportunities exist to engage in appellate advocacy. Job Code: DVLAP-ATT

CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (CLAVC)
This attorney will be part of a statewide team of attorneys that provide civil legal aid under a grant supporting the collaborative delivery of services to victims of crime across Massachusetts. The attorney will coordinate services with other GBLS staff attorneys funded by this initiative. The attorney will handle a family law litigation caseload; engage in community outreach and training efforts to raise awareness of the existence of civil legal aid. Attendance at monthly statewide meetings is required. Job Code: CLAVC-ATT

Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. No more than five (5) years’ experience. Bilingual capacity a plus. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state.

Salary is based on a union scale with a starting salary of $58,000. 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 jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to the Job Codes as stated above when applying for these positions. Deadline is September 4, 2019, or until position is filled. GBLS encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.