Central West Justice Center (CWJC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, seeks a staff attorney to join a vibrant, talented team that provides legal assistance in a range of humanitarian-based immigration law matters, including but not limited to removal defense, VAWA petitions, U and T visas, SIJS petitions, and asylum cases. The attorney, who will be based in CWJC’s Worcester office, may also participate in a grant-funded legal clinic for immigrants in partnership with a local Methodist Church. The attorney will engage in critically important community outreach, including community consultation sessions and know-your-rights trainings, and will assist in the preparation of periodic grant reports. This is a full-time position, although part-time hours are negotiable.
QUALIFICATIONS: Admission to Mass. Bar, or eligible to sit for next Mass. Bar examination, or entitled to practice under a Mass. practice rule. Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese strongly preferred, as is prior experience in immigration law and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a collaborative setting are important.
Please submit cover letter and resumes to: email@example.com or mail to Alicia Vaughan, Human Resources Director, Community Legal Aid, 405 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608. CWJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to ensure that our staff members reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. CWJC encourages applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
About Central West Justice Center
Fighting for Justice
The Central West Justice Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Legal Aid, provides free legal help to low-income residents of Central and Western Massachusetts. Our advocates focus on cases involving humanitarian-based immigration law, employment rights, housing and homelessness issues, and access to public benefits.