Legal Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $33,200.00
Maximum: $33,200.00




United States


Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. Founded in 1978, GLAD has a commitment to communication, diversity, racial and economic justice, team work, results orientation, and collaboration, and has classified these as core values that are integral to fulfilling our mission.    


Position Description

GLAD’s Legal Assistants provide key support for GLAD’s six attorneys in advancing the mission and goals of the organization. The Legal Assistant performs legal and social science research, drafts research memoranda, prepares court documents and correspondence, and proofreads and checks citations for complex legal documents. In addition, the Legal Assistant performs regular administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings and travel, filing and maintaining records, scanning, copying, preparing expense reports, and providing phone coverage. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the litigation process and the legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV. 


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional work experience; strong written and oral communication skills; proven research abilities; and proficiency in Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate will be proactive, organized, and attentive to details. The ability to work cooperatively in a team is essential to the Legal Assistant work setting. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to prioritize multiple activities in a fast-paced environment and read, analyze, interpret, and summarize legal and social science documents, including case law and statutes. Familiarity with the legal system is helpful but not required. 


$33,200 plus excellent benefits: three weeks of paid vacation, fully paid health and dental insurance, and disability insurance.

To apply, please send the following materials (Seperate PDF documents required):

1)      Résumé

2)     Cover letter (no more than one page) addressed to Ben Klein, Senior Attorney and AIDS Law Project Director. Please do not restate your resume.

3)     Writing sample (no more than 5 pages)

Please send materials to Emails should contain the subject line “Legal Assistant Application.” Please indicate in your application specifically where you learned of the position. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until position is filled, with a start date of mid-June. No phone calls, and no video résumés please.

GLAD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people living with HIV, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.


Three weeks of paid vacation, fully paid health and dental insurance, and disability insurance.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply