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

Community Legal Aid (CLA), the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 100 dedicated staff working across multiple offices, and a budget of $11 miilion. Our core work included effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks a full-time coordinator to help administer its volunteer lawyer programs in Central and Western Massachusetts. The coordinator will work out of CLA's Worcester office and will assist  and refer appropriate cases to volunteer attorneys, open and close cases in a timely manner and maintain complete records; engage in outreach to and recruitment of volunteer attorneys; assist in the planning and staffing of annual volunteer recognition events; assist in the development, organization, and presentation of Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) training events. A portion of the coordinator's time will be spent on activities designed to enhance pro bono assistance for victims of crime. The coordinator will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports to the Legal Services Corporation, the Mass. Office of Victim Assistance, and other funders. 

The candidate should have access to reliable transportation, and be willing to occasionally travel to different parts of CLA's five-county service area. The candidate will also be required to attend events outside of normal business hours on occasion, including early morning and after hours.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Experience coordinating volunteer projects preferred. Strong organizational, communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are needed. Familiarity with legal services, the practice of law, or the Massachusetts legal system preferred. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume using the link provided or email to jzeh@cla-ma.org or send to Judy Zeh, Human Resources Manager, 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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