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

Medical, Dental, Vision, Generous 401(k) Employer Contribution, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance and Parking/Transit Reimbursement


Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks attorneys to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including removal defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorneys, who will be based in CWJC's Worcester, Springfield, and Pittsfield offices, may also participate in a grant-funded legal clinic for immigrants in partnership with a local Methodist Church. The attorneys will engage in community outreach, including consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports. These are full-time positions, although part-time hours are negotiable.

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 or advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred, as is prior experience in immigration law and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important. Recent law school graduates are eligible to apply, as are more experienced attorneys.

COMPENSATION: The starting salary for this position is $62,500, which is based on a union scale and adjusted upward depending on experience. CWJC offers a very generous benefits package that includes 401(k) with employer-paid contribution; low-cost health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees and their dependents; malpractice insurance; paid leave (4 weeks vacation, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 13 holidays); and relocation stipend.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit cover letter and resume to: avaughan@cla-ma.org or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 370 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Cover letter should specifically address whether the applicant is interested in working in Worcester, Springfield, and/or Pittsfield.

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.

CWJC has a hybrid workplace and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.

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