Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks three full time staff attorneys to work as a team to provide civil legal aid under a grant supporting the collaborative delivery of services to victims of crime across Massachusetts.
Generalist Attorney: The Generalist Attorney will provide legal services in multiple areas of substantive law including but, not limited to, landlord/tenant, public benefits, employment benefits, consumer law, family law, and immigration law. The attorney will also act as the coordinator of all services delivered pursuant to this grant and play a role in the greater collaboration with other legal services programs across the state. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar for no more than 5 years; and at least 3 years of experience in multiple substantive practice areas. Job Code: CLAVC-GA
Family Law Attorney: The attorney will work in the Family Law Unit to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims of crime in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS’s service area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in Abuse Prevention Proceedings in all courts in the GBLS service area. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar for no more than 2 years; and experience working with low income clients. Job Code: CLAVC-FLA
Immigration Attorney: The attorney will provide a wide variety of immigration law services to victims of crime including, but not limited to, VAWA petitions; U-Visa; adjustment of status; Special Immigrant Juvenile matters. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar for no more than 3 years; and at least 2 years of Immigration Law experience. Job Code: CLAVC-IMMA
Other information: These positions are guaranteed for two years with a strong possibility of a third year of grant funding. Bilingual capacity in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Portuguese strongly desired. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state.
GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets. Salary is based on union scale. Generous benefits package, including 100% paid health and dental for full-time employees and student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at email@example.com. Please refer to the Job Codes as stated abovewhen applying for these positions. Deadline is July 25, 2017 or until the position is filled.