Staff Attorney - Elder Unit

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Job location
405 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid
Street address: 
405 Main St
City: 
Worcester
State: 
Massachusetts
ZIP: 
01608
Job type: 
Other
Position Description: 

STAFF ATTORNEY
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA), the non-profit organization providing free civil legal services to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks a staff attorney to work in its Elder Law Unit. The attorney will be based in CLA’s Worcester office and will assist individuals who are at least 60 years old with legal matters that affect their health, safety, and well-being. The attorney will focus on housing-related legal issues including eviction defense and other homelessness prevention. The attorney will also assist clients with cases involving public benefits programs and safety from abuse and exploitation. 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.

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Massachusetts practice rule. Prior elder law experience, particularly in the area of housing law for low-income clients, preferred. Fluency in Spanish preferred. Access to reliable transportation and willingness to conduct elder home visits on occasion is required

To apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resumes to: [email protected], or mail to Eileen Messier, HR Manager, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Expiration date: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017