Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
  • Springfield, MA, USA
  • Full Time

Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and eldery clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks an intake paralegal to support its Housing Unit. The intake paralegal will interview prospective clients; assess client eligibility; gather client documents; record client information using CLA's computerized record-keeping system; attend and participate in scheduled unit meetings where client eligibility, advice information and referrals are reviewed; and, when appropriate, provide limited advice under supervision of an attorney. The intake paralegal will also participate in and help coordinate CLA's Housing Court Lawyer-for-the-Day program and its eviction defense clinic. The intake paralegal will be based in CLA's Springfield office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a accredited high school or its equivalent. Fluency in English and Spanish required. A demonstrated dedication to social justice, sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and experience working with low-income communities.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter the link provided. If you are unable to apply electronically, please send your information to jzeh@cla-ma.org or mail it to Judy Zeh, Human Resource Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CLA encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

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