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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 Hampden County (Springfield) office. The attorney will assist clients 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 to inform parents, students, and other stakeholders about education-related legal rights and responsibilities. The attorney will also assist clients seeking Social Security and SSI benefits. The attorney will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports and may attend outreach visits with potential funders.


QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar or entitlement to practice under a Mass. practice rule is required. Prior experience advocating at administrative agencies and working on SSI or education law issues is a plus. Fluency or advance proficiency in Spanish is preferred. Seeking an attorney who is a self-starter, works collaboratively with partners, and is comfortable with and adept at public speaking and conducting community outreach.


Please submit cover letter and resumes to: avaughan@cla-ma.org or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Manager, 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
  • Start Date
    November 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 2, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required

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
Springfield, 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/438977-12139.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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