Attorney in Willimantic, CT

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Job location
1125 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Street address: 
62 Washington Street, 4th Floor
City: 
Middletown
State: 
Connecticut
ZIP: 
06457
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

ATTORNEY POSITION AVAILABLE
POVERTY LAW ADVOCACY
WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) seeks to fill an attorney position in its Willimantic office with an initial assignment in the Family Unit.

CLS seeks applicants who will use their legal training to improve the lives of low-income people and further CLS’ holistic and client-centered work. CLS lawyers represent families and individuals in administrative hearings, and in state and federal courts, and advocate in various settings for changes in laws and systems to benefit low-income communities. CLS encourages lawyers addressing complex or systemic client issues to work in teams, which might include other legal services lawyers and/or other local community agencies.

The attorney will receive extensive training in the area of family law and will be expected to:
• Maintain an active caseload of representation and advice cases which will require regular court appearances;
• Conduct community outreach and coordinate with other social service agencies working with our clients; and
• Help identify larger trends and issues for our clients, and work to develop strategies to respond to those trends and issues.

Start Date: As soon as possible; Rolling Application Process

Compensation: Salary depends on experience; excellent benefits package

Requirements: 

Qualifications: We particularly seek applications from people with experience in or connections to low-income communities and communities of color. Spanish language ability is preferred but not required. Applicants must be admitted to the Connecticut Bar, able to waive in for admission, or planning to sit for the next admission exam.

To apply: 

Application: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to: [email protected] . In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) and “Attorney Application” as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018