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

Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), ie the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in western and central Massachusetts, seeks a full-time staff attorney to work in it's Elder Law Unit. The staff attorney will be based in CLA's Worcester or Fitchburg office and will assist individuals who are at least 60 years old with legal matters that affect their health, safety, and well-being, including eviction defense and other homelessness prevention, access to Medicare and other benefits, and safety from abuse and exploitation. The attorney will have significant client contact, and will assume an active caseload while continuing to accept new cases. The attorney will engage in community outreach and education, and will work closely with community partners including elder service agencies. Some grant-writing and grant-reporting required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Massachusetts Bar, or eligible to sit for next Massachusetts Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule. Applications from third-year law students will be considered. Candidates should have sensitivity to the unique challenges facing elders. Prior elder law experience, particularly with low-income clients, preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to conduct elder home visits on occasion is required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to the link provided.  If you are unable to submit electronically, please send resume and cover letter 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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