Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
  • Pittsfield, MA, USA
  • Part Time

Community Legal Aid (CLA) is the non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA has over 140 dedicated, talented staff working across multiple offices, and a budget of $16 million. Our core work includes effective client-centered advocacy and robust outreach to and partnerships with our client communities.

CLA seeks an attorney or paralegal to help formerly incarcerated individuals overcome the barriers that impede their successful re-entry into society, with a focus on increasing access to housing and employment. The advocate will conduct client interviews and advise clients where appropriate, and may conduct research; draft legal memoranda; assist in hearing preparation, including, in some situations, representing clients before administrative agencies or, in the case of an attorney, in court; and engage in community outreach and education. The candidate should anticipate conducting intake and client interviews at the Berkshire House of Corrections.

The position is a one-year part-time position (with the possibility of extension) and is based in CLA's Pittsfield office.

QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds, and commitment to working with low-income communities. Proficiency in Spanish helpful. For attorneys: admission to Massachusetts Bar or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule.

Please submit cover letter and resumes online or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 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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