Temporary Immigration Attorney

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Job location
405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Central West Justice Center
Street address: 
405 Main St
City: 
Worcester
State: 
Massachusetts
ZIP: 
01608
Job type: 
Legal - Defender
Position Description: 

TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEY—IMMIGRATION LAW

Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks a staff attorney to provide legal assistance in immigration law matters, including but not limited to VAWA petitions, U visas, SIJS petitions, asylum cases, and removal defense cases. This is a one-year grant-funded position with the possibility of extension. The attorney will also engage in community outreach and education. The attorney will be based in Western Mass. Some grant-reporting will be required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Admission to Mass. Bar or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule required
• Access to reliable transportation
• Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
• Prior experience in immigration law strongly preferred
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities is important

Requirements: 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Admission to Mass. Bar or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule required
• Access to reliable transportation
• Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
• Prior experience in immigration law strongly preferred
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities is important

To apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume 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: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Expiration date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017