Nonprofit

Legal Aid Staff Attorney

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
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Published 8 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
J.D. Required
Salary
USD $71,500 - $100,000 / year

Description

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the civil legal aid program serving the low-income and elderly residents of Central and Western Massachusetts. Through CLA’s effective advocacy in more than 8,000 cases each year, some of the most vulnerable residents of the region obtain safe and stable housing; access unemployment, disability and other benefits to stabilize their income; break free from domestic violence and other abuse and exploitation; and get needed services in school. In addition, CLA’s wholly-owned subsidiary, the Central West Justice Center (CWJC), specializes in cases involving humanitarian-based immigration relief.

The starting salary for staff attorneys is $71,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. Job duties for staff attorneys vary slightly based on their practice area; generally, staff attorneys interview clients and provide legal advice, information, referrals, and representation at administrative and judicial proceedings; perform legal research; negotiate with opposing parties; and participate in community and client education efforts.

Our current openings include:

  • Elder Law: Assist clients age 60 and over with cases involving access to benefits and healthcare; consumer credit issues; elder abuse, including financial and physical abuse by caretakers and/or family members; housing issues; and family law issues.
  • Housing Law: Assist tenants with matters involving eviction defense, fair housing, and access to rent subsidy programs.

A full list of all our current staff attorney openings can be found on our website.

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 civil legal aid program serving the low-income and elderly residents of Central and Western Massachusetts. Through CLA’s effective advocacy in more than 8,000 cases each year, some of the most vulnerable…

Benefits

  • Low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents
  • Generous 401(k) Employer-Paid Contribution
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Parking/Transit Reimbursement
  • Paid Leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays)
  • Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance,
  • Law School Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Relocation Stipend
  • Low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents
  • Generous 401(k) Employer-Paid Contribution
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Parking/Transit…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in Massachusetts, US
370 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608, USA

How to Apply

Please apply to any open position listed on our careers page.

Please apply to any open position listed on our careers page.

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