Legal Aid Staff Attorney - Benefits Unit
Company: Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Community Legal Aid, provides high-quality free legal assistance in
civil matters to low-income and elderly individuals and families
throughout Central and Western Massachusetts.
CWJC seeks a staff attorney to join a vibrant, talented team that
provides legal assistance in public benefits matters, including
TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP (food stamps), MassHealth, and Emergency
Assistance shelter. In addition to handling cases before
administrative agencies and in court on appeal, the attorney will
engage in community outreach and education. The attorney will be
based in CWJC's Worcester office in central Massachusetts.
QUALIFICATIONS: Law students currently in their third year of law
school, recent law school graduates, and more experienced attorneys
are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated
commitment to poverty law and social justice work. Experience
working with diverse communities, strong interpersonal skills, and
an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
Experience advocating for low-income clients seeking public
benefits and/or other administrative agency advocacy experience,
including law school clinical experience, preferred. Fluency in
Spanish, Portuguese and/or Vietnamese is a plus.
COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $62,500,
which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on
experience. CWJC offers a very generous benefits package that
includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health
insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their
dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3
personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation
APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online. Alternatively, you can
submit cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to
Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370
Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608.
CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that
our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we
serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds
CWJC has a hybrid workplace and requires all employees to be fully
vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
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