197 Friend Street
GBLS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Accessible Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
GBLS has an opening for a staff attorney to work in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, which is part of the Employment Law Unit. This position is 50% permanent part-time; temporary full-time with 12-month grant funding, with the possibility of continued funding for the long-term temporary portion.
The attorney will work in a high-volume practice representing immigrant clients in tax controversy cases. Cases include return examinations (audits), claims for refunds, and collections. Typical clients are immigrant families whose refunds are frozen pending verification of eligibility for tax credits, filing status, and/or dependency allowance, or who are misclassified as independent contractors. The clinic also helps clients find viable options for managing required tax payments, including installment plans, offers in compromise, or bankruptcy.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a commitment to working with low-income clients. Familiarity with income tax law and/or financial due diligence is strongly preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, and bilingual ability in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred. Admission to the Massachusetts Bar is required.
Salary is based on a union scale, with a starting annual salary of $60,000 depending on experience. Potential salary increase in the future will be determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. GBLS offers a generous benefits package and paid time off policy. A hybrid work schedule is possible.
GBLS values diversity and encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to the GBLS Human Resources Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to Job Code: ELU-ATT-LTT when applying for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by June 30, 2022.