Berkshire County Staff Attorney

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $60,000
Details: DOE.

Published

10/23/2018

Address

Pittsfield
Massachusetts
United States

Description

Organization:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon, and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. All applicants must agree with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. Position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent sexual assault survivors in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education (K-12 or campus), housing, and/or financial stability
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data
  • Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers throughout the Commonwealth
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a practicing attorney
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluency in additional languages preferred
  • Currently living in or from Berkshire County

Benefits

The VRLC provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, paid holiday, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, free monthly transit pass, and a caring and innovative work environment!

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in additional languages preferred, but not required.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

How To Apply

humanresources@victimrights.org
http://www.victimrights.org

To apply, e-mail us your cover letter and resume with both your last name and “Berkshire Attorney” as the subject of your email.

Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.


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