CLAVC Staff Attorney Positions - Family Law Unit

Job Type
Legal
Organization
Greater Boston Legal Services
Contact Name
Sonia Marquez
Contact Email
jobs@gbls.org
Address

197 Friend Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks to hire two attorneys to fill permanent full time positions in its Family Law Unit; one attorney to provide family law legal services to and on behalf of victims of domestic violence in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS services area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties); and one generalist attorney. Both attorneys will work with a team that provides 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, and family law. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar; Minimum three (3) years’ and no more than five (5) years’ experience in at least three of the noted subject 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 and in Abuse Prevention Proceedings in all courts in the GBLS service area. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar; minimum two (2) and no more than five (5) years’ experience. Job Code: CLAVC-FLA

Bilingual capacity a plus. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state. Requires regular attendance at legal seminars and events with a state-wide coalition of legal services advocates required.

Salary is based on a union scale. GBLS offers a generous benefits package and a student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys.

Application Instruction

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to the Job Codes as stated above when applying for these positions. Deadline is February 17, 2019 or until positions are filled.