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

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid (CLA), seeks a staff attorney to work in its Employment Unit. Together, CWJC and CLA have over 100 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices in Central and Western Massachusetts, and a budget of $11 million . Our core workincludes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

The attorney will be based in CWJC's Springfield, Massachusetts office The attorney will focus on handling unemployment cases and cases involving wage and hour issues, leave issues, and employment discrimination. For a recent example of the Employment Units's work, please see Arias-Villano v. Chang & Sons, 481 Mass 625 (2019).

Third year law students with a demonstrated interest in employment law are encouraged to apply, as are attorneys with employment law experience. Third year law students would be expected to start after sitting for the July bar exam.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus, as is experience in unemployment compensation law and/or administrative agency advocacy. Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience in unemployment compensation law and/or administrative agency advocacy strongly preferred. A demonstrated dedication to social justice and commitment to working with low-income communities.  Please submit cover letter and resume to the link provided.  If you are unable to send in your resume and cover letter electronically, please send to, or mail to Judy Zeh, HR Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 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 and experiences. 

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