Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks a staff attorney to work in its Family Law Unit. The attorney will be based in CLA's Springfield office and will assist individuals with cases involving family law matters including divorce, child support, visitation, and custody. It is anticipated that the attorney's clients will primarily be survivors of domestic violence. The attorney will have significant client contact and will assume an active caseload while continuing to accept new cases. The attorney will also engage in community outreach and education, and will work closely with community partners including domestic violence service providers. Some grant-writing and grant-reporting activities are required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule. Prior family law experience, particularly with survivors of domestic violence, preferred. Fluency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Arabic strongly preferred. Prior family law experience, particularly with survivors of domestic violence, also strongly preferred.
Please submit cover letter and resumes to the link provided. If you are unable to apply electronically, please send your cover letter and resume to: Eileen Messier, Human Resources Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. EOE.
Posting Date: December 12, 2018
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.