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South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents seeks to hire permanent Housing/Benefits Attorneys. With a staff of nearly 80 employees and 4 offices in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis, SCCLS is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

 The attorneys will be based in the Bristol County/New

Bedford office and will provide legal representation for the region’s most

vulnerable residents, many of whom are elderly, disabled, of limited English

proficiency and who face numerous barriers to navigating court and

administrative process effectively, especially with virtual formats.

 Qualifications:

 1.        Admitted

in MA or eligible for admission; prior housing/ benefits law and/or litigation

experience preferred;

2.        Experience

representing vulnerable populations desirable; commitment to working with

clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination required;

3.        Ability to

work independently and as a team member; goal and detail oriented with ability

to prioritize; ability to be flexible and multi-task; supervisory and/or

leadership experience desirable;

4.        Commitment to

race equity, anti-racism and economic justice in the workplace and in providing

legal services;

5.        Ability to

engage effectively in person and remotely with people from diverse cultures,

with diverse opinions and values, including with staff, volunteers, students,

community members and funders;

6.        Fluency in a

second language which reflects our client communities (Spanish, Portuguese,

Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer) preferred;  

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents seeks to hire permanent Housing/Benefits Attorneys. With a staff of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 16, 2021
  • Education
    J.D. Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$53,000 - $74,000Commensurate with experience

Benefits

EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for Attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.

EXCELLENT BENEFITS: Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for Attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred. 

Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New Bedford, MA
Associated Location
New Bedford, MA

How to Apply

APPLY by resume and cover letter to: Lthelin@sccls.org

Subject Line: NB Staff Attorneys 

APPLY by resume and cover letter to: Lthelin@sccls.org

Subject Line: NB Staff Attorneys 

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