AmeriCorps Attorney: Re-entry Project

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Job location
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Community Legal Aid, Inc.
Street address: 
405 Main Street, 4th Floor
City: 
Worcester
State: 
Massachusetts
ZIP: 
01608
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Community Legal Aid (CLA), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly clients in central and western Massachusetts, seeks an AmeriCorps member to spearhead a new project designed to help ex-offenders achieve successful re-entry into society. In collaboration with the Springfield and Worcester Divisions of the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Probation Office, the member will focus on helping ex-offenders overcome the barriers that impede their successful re-entry, including denials from employment and from housing programs. During the service year the member may participate in the following activities: conduct client interviews and advise clients where appropriate; conduct research and draft pleadings and legal memoranda; assist in trial and/or hearing preparation, including, in some situations, representing clients before administrative agencies or in court; and engage in community outreach and education. The AmeriCorps service year runs from September 2016 through mid-July 2017. The member must be an attorney entitled to practice in Massachusetts courts either through a bar or 3:03 certification. The member will be based in CLA’s Worcester or Springfield office but will help clients throughout central and western Massachusetts, and may travel to see clients in pre-release facilities in Ludlow, Boston, and Lawrence.

Requirements: 

Must be an attorney entitled to practice in Massachusetts courts either through a bar or 3:03 certification.
Candidates will also have to complete the AmeriCorps application at http://mlassp.org/applynow.htm.

To apply: 

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Faye Rachlin, Deputy Director, CLA, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 or to [email protected]. Candidates will also have to complete the AmeriCorps application at http://mlassp.org/applynow.htm.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Submission deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016