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Education Law/ Disability Benefits Staff Attorney

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Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks a Staff Attorney to work in its Worcester or Fitchburg office. The attorney will assist clients seeking to obtain or maintain SSDI and SSI benefits from the Social Security Administration, with a focus on cases at the reconsideration and appeal levels. The attorney will also assist at-risk students with cases involving Individualized Education Programs, school discipline (including suspensions and expulsions), language access, and other issues specifically affecting low-income students. The attorney will conduct community outreach and education and assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports.

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule. Prior experience advocating at administrative agencies and working on SSI or education law issues is preferred, as is fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish. CLA requires its staff to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.

Please apply online, submit cover letter and resume to: avaughan@cla-ma.org, or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.


Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 20, 2022
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Entry level

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous 401(k) Employer Contribution, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance and Parking/Transit Reimbursement

Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous 401(k) Employer Contribution, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance and Parking/Transit Reimbursement

Location

On-site
Worcester, MA, USA

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://communitylegal.isolvedhire.com/jobs/578221-12139.html

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


https://communitylegal…

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