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If you are low income, elderly or or a victim of crime living in Southeastern Massachusetts and need civil legal help, we may be able to assist you.

 

 

 

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SOUTH COASTAL COUNTIES LEGAL SERVICES, INC.

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Immigration Attorneys - The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts  
 
The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties LegalServices, Inc.(SCCLS), a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligiblelow-income and elder residents, seeks to hire Immigration Attorneys to work with a robust and dynamicimmigration unit located in downtown Brockton, MA. The immigration unit represents clients in a widerange of matters, including, but not limited to, asylum, U and T visas for victims of crime and trafficking,special immigrant juvenile cases, VAWA, TPS, DACA, family-based petitions, and removal defense. 
 
The Organization: SCCLS and its subsidiary the JCSM, with a staff of nearly 80 and 4 offices in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis, is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to lowincome residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Southeastern MA is geographically diverse and an excellent place to live. SCCLS’ core mission is to achieve justice for eligible clients through community-based advocacy. The organization prioritizes legal services in: housing, public benefits, elder law, domestic relations, employment, education, immigration, and consumer matters.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide high quality zealous legal representation, counsel and/or referrals;
  • Participate in or conduct community education, outreach, and clinic events;
  • Participate in team meetings; identify and participate in impact advocacy projects;
  • Continuous learning in immigration law; participate in other program activities to further organizational goals and mission.
  • Competencies/Qualifications:
  • Admitted or eligible for admission in MA; prior immigration law experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment or experience working with diverse communities; experience representing clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination required;
  • Strong organizational, time management and case management skills;
  • Fluency in a language reflecting our client populations preferred (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team; ability to be flexible and adapt to client situations and changing program conditions;
  • Proficiency or ability to learn legal case management systems, Microsoft Office Suite.
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries and commensurate with experience. Multi-lingual annual increment to base salary may be added for demonstrated language skills. Generous benefits and leave offered.
 
Apply: For full consideration, submit: letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references by July12, 2021 to boconnor@justicema.org with subject: Immigration BR. Applications will be reviewed on arolling basis.
 
South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized

 

JUSTICE CENTER OF SOUTHEAST MASSACHUSETTS LLC

Subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.

 Serving Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands

TEMPORARY STAFF ATTORNEYS – COVID Eviction Legal Help Project

                                                                                                                                                 

The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.(SCCLS), located in downtown Brockton, MA. is a non-profit legal services program providing free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income and elder residents, seeks to hire temporary Staff Attorneys with a range of experience to join the COVID Eviction Legal Help Project funded to address housing matters resulting from the cessation of the statewide pandemic eviction moratorium.  The project will focus on legal representation and housing stability support for the region’s most vulnerable residents, many of whom are elderly, disabled, of limited English proficiency and who face numerous barriers to navigating the court process effectively, especially with virtual formats.

 The Organization: SCCLS and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts (JCSM), with a staff of staff of nearly 80, is the principal provider of free, civil legal aid to low-income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. SCCLS’ core mission is to achieve justice for eligible clients through community-based advocacy. The organization prioritizes legal services in:  housing, public benefits, elder law, domestic relations, employment, education, immigration, and consumer matters. SCCLS and its subsidiary support four law offices located in Brockton, Fall River, New Bedford and Hyannis. SCCLS provides legal assistance in over 4000 cases each year, sponsors numerous community legal education and outreach events, and nurtures strong relationships with community groups and human service organizations from which to serve eligible clients and address emerging needs.

 Duties Include:  Attorneys and paralegals will work collaboratively across SCCLS and JCSM offices to provide high-volume eviction defense legal representation, community outreach and education and impact advocacy in sessions of the Metro South and Southeast Housing Courts.

Qualifications:

 1.         Admitted to practice or eligible for admission in MA; prior housing law and/or litigation experience preferred; supervisory and/or leadership experience desirable;

 2.         Experience working with and/or representing vulnerable populations desirable; commitment to working with clients who may have experienced poverty, trauma or discrimination required;

 3.         Ability to work independently and as a team member; goal and detail oriented with ability to prioritize; ability to be flexible and multi-task;

 4.         Commitment to race equity, anti-racism and economic justice in the workplace and in the provision of legal services;

 5.         Ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultures, with diverse opinions and values, including with staff, volunteers, students, community members and funders;

 6.         Fluency in a second language which reflects our client communities (Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Khmer) preferred;

 7.         Experience with shifting to remote environment including familiarity with different technology platforms, ability to establish remote client and colleague relationships.

Compensation and Benefits: Competitive compensation based on comparable public interest salaries and commensurate with experience. Multi-lingual annual increment to base salary may be added for demonstrated language skills. Generous benefits and leave offered.

 Apply:  For full consideration, submit: letter of interest, resume, writing sample and references by July 12, 2021 to boconnor@justicema.org with subject: Housing BR. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services and its subsidiary are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. We welcome applicants from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster a healthy, inclusive environment where all staff, clients, and community members are valued, empowered and recognized.