Details: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
24 School Street
The Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (MHLAC) is hiring two attorneys to
collaborate with existing staff to propel the work of the office in defending the rights of
persons with mental health concerns.
We seek persons with a demonstrated commitment to pursue social justice through legal
advocacy and the skills to do high quality work toward this end.
Together with other advocacy staff members assembled in teams, litigate or
otherwise advocate with the legislature or administrative agencies to address
problems that a significant number of MHLAC clients share in common;
Handle legal representation in prioritized individual cases in order to assist clients
while advancing the pursuit of MHLAC’s mission;
Assist in the evaluation of new requests for legal assistance and advise clients on
their legal rights;
Travel to meet with clients and client groups throughout the Commonwealth as
necessary to provide representation, offer clients information on legal topics,
investigate factual matters, and strategize and assist in resolving client community
Field requests from legal advocates and attorneys in Massachusetts seeking
technical assistance in cases they are handling for MHLAC eligible clients and
participate in the production of training events for attorneys and social service
providers on emerging issues in mental health law and policy;
Attend trainings and other conferences and events relevant to MHLAC priorities
in order to stay up to date on mental health law.
Represent MHLAC client interests in public forums such as statewide task forces
and legislative hearings.
Level of Language Proficiency
Ability to communicate in Spanish or another language common among potential MHLAC clients preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
References and writing samples will be requested of finalists. A criminal background check will be completed for selected candidate.
Please submit resume and cover letter via email or mail by June 22, 2018 to:
Ms. Eleanor Sarcia
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
24 School Street, Suite 804
Boston, MA 02108
ATTN: Attorney position