Community Legal Aid & Affiliate
  • Worcester, MA, USA
  • Other


Central/Western Massachusetts 


Date Posted:  Job Type: Staff Attorney Schedule: Full-time for period of Fellowship Experience: Entry Level 0-3 years

Practice Areas: One of the following: Homelessness Prevention; Public Benefits and Employment; Family Law; Education Law; Elder Law

Job Description

Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit civil legal aid program serving the low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, is eager to sponsor recent law school graduates for one- or two-year postgraduate fellowship positions starting in autumn 2018. These include both project-based fellowships and law school-based fellowships. The Fellow will be based in one of CLA's offices in Worcester, Springfield, Northampton, or Pittsfield. The Fellow will be based in one of CLA's substantive practice units and will engage in all aspects of client-based casehandling, including client interviewing, legal research and writing, hearing preparation, and participation in case strategy sessions. In addition to assisting clients with individual cases, the attorney will engage in community outreach and education. The Fellow must be admitted to the Mass. Bar, or be eligible to sit for the next Mass. Bar examination, or be entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule. The Fellow should have a demonstrated commitment to public interest and social justice. Clinic or other poverty law experience is preferred, as is fluency in Spanish. Access to reliable transportation is required.

Applicants should identify a primary source of funding, such as law schools or public interest fellowship grant-making organizations.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should send application materials (cover letter, resume, list of references, and writing sample) to

Interested candidates should be in touch with Community Legal Aid before March 31, 2018

CLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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