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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.

 

 

 

Employment

Employment Opportunities  
 


STAFF ATTORNEYS

 South Coastal Counties Legal Services (SCCLS), a non-profit civil legal aid program, with offices in Fall River, Hyannis, and New Bedford seeks to hire full time staff attorneys, admitted to practice or eligible for admission in Massachusetts, to provide legal representation in a wide variety of civil legal matters to victims of crime, including victims of sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, or elder abuse. The attorneys will work in the areas of employment, family, and/or education, and as otherwise directed by the managing attorney. Staff attorneys must work competently in SCCLS’ case management system; assist with the timely preparation of grant reports; and engage in outreach and community education.  The attorneys will manage a substantial caseload of individual cases, along with special projects, and engage in impact advocacy.  Experience working with vulnerable populations is preferred. Fluency in a second language such as Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, or Haitian Creole also preferred. The positions will be open until filled. 

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience. 

     (Bi-Lingual Increment in Addition to Salary: Up to $1,500 Annually)

EXCELLENT BENEFITS:  Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.

APPLY by resume & cover letter to:  JMarcotte@SCCLS.org

Subject Line:  SCCLS Staff Attorney

  

 

PARALEGALS

 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) seeks Paralegal(s) to work from its Fall River Law Office.

Duties Include:  The primary duty will be to conduct telephone intakes with individuals applying for civil legal services. Other duties will include: in person interviewing, counseling and some advocacy on behalf of clients, legal research and implementation of legal education programs; and grant reporting. The paralegals will work closely with an attorney supervisor and other advocacy staff.

Qualifications:

1.       General understanding of the problems encountered by low-income families and elders in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands.

2.       Ability to conduct client interviews, community education events and administrative hearings;

3.       Ability to meet, deal with and relate to people with diverse values, opinions and cultures;

4.       Ability to work efficiently as a team member, often under pressure;

5.       Ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish, Portuguese, or Cape Verdean Creole is strongly preferred.

6.       Ability to use Microsoft Office and Outlook, including Excel, and SCCLS’ case management system;

7.      Ability and willingness to become familiar with substantive areas of the law (housing, family, immigration, benefits, consumer etc.); and to respond to requests from funders

Because outreach may be involved in this position, access to a car during working hours is necessary.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience. 

     (Bi-Lingual Increment in Addition to Salary: Up to $1,500 Annually)

EXCELLENT BENEFITS:  Medical, dental, long/short term disability, life insurance, loan repayment for attorneys, bilingual stipend, a 403b retirement plan, and generous leave.

APPLY by resume with references by email to:  jmarcotte@sccls.org

 

Subject Line:  Paralegal Position

 

 

South Coastal Counties Legal Services

and its subsidiary, the Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts

 

are Equal Opportunity Employers

 

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