Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks an attorney to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including but not limited to removal defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorney will engage in community outreach, including community consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports. This is a full-time position, although part-time hours are negotiable.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be admitted to the Mass. Bar, entitled to practice under SJC Rule 3:04, or have taken the July bar exam. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole strongly preferred, as is prior experience in immigration law and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $65,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. CWJC offers a very generous benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation stipend.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online on our website at: https://communitylegal.org/get-involved/work-with-us/job-openings/. Alternatively, you can submit your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.