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  • 15 May 2019 8:52 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY POSITION

    (Housing/Benefits)

    Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services

    GBLS is an AA/EO accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

    GBLS has an opening for a staff attorney at its Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services (CASLS) office which serves Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Woburn, and Winchester.  The anticipated start date is the end of July 2019.   

    The staff attorney's responsibilities will include the full range of housing and state and federal public benefits work at CASLS.  The housing work will include representing tenants facing eviction in local district and housing courts, representing tenants facing Section 8 terminations, and representing tenant groups seeking to preserve the affordability of their housing.  The staff attorney will also handle some EA shelter terminations/denials, SSI/SSDI hearings, and denials and terminations of SNAP, EAEDC, TAFDC, and MassHealth.  The responsibilities will involve administrative advocacy and maybe legislative work on housing and/or public benefits issues.

    Qualifications: Candidate must be admitted to the Mass. Bar with between 3 and 10 years of legal experience.  Knowledge of housing law is required and some eviction trial/motion experience is preferred.  Experience in federal (SSI/SSDI) and/or state benefits (TAFDC, EAEDC, SNAP, EA shelter, MassHealth) is required.  Fluency in Spanish or Haitian/Creole is preferred but not required.

    Salary is based on a union scale.  Generous benefits package.  Candidates should submit cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to:  Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org.  Please refer to Job Code: CASLS-Atty when applying for this position.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but applicants are encouraged to submit applications by May 20, 2019.


  • 15 May 2019 8:50 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    PART-TIME PARALEGAL POSITION

    Asian Outreach Program

    GBLS is an AA/EO/accessible employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

    Greater Boston Legal Services is looking to hire a part-time (60%) paralegal to work in the Asian Outreach Program.

    The Asian Outreach Program provides bilingual and bicultural legal services and support for movement building to Asian Americans and Asian immigrants seeking access to justice. Asian Outreach uses a community lawyering model to work with clients and grassroots organizations to advocate for the legal rights of indigent and Asian immigrant communities. We believe that understanding the role of the community is critical to the partnership between the legal and community arms of any movement. Under the supervision of an attorney, case handlers may provide legal counsel and guidance, but clients often know the needs of their community best and can be their own fiercest advocate. Our model enables us to respond to the day-to-day needs of the Asian American community and inspires our broader work against systemic inequality and oppression.

    The paralegal will conduct community outreach and intake, provide community legal education, collaborate with existing community partners and foster new relationships with grassroots groups, represent individual clients in administrative proceedings, and support grassroots groups. The paralegal will be a generalist, providing legal assistance in substantive law areas such as housing, employment, family, immigration, and public benefits. 

    GBLS is looking for a paralegal who is bilingual in Chinese (Mandarin and/or Cantonese fluency is required; additional dialects are welcome). An understanding of Asian/Asian American history and culture, and experience working with Asian immigrant communities is preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working with low-income immigrants with limited-English proficiency are required.

    Salary is based on union scale. GBLS provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance. Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter describing any prior public interest legal work and/or experience working with the Asian immigrant community to: Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources via email at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to job code: AOP-Para when applying for this position. Deadline is May 20, 2019 or until position is filled.


  • 27 Mar 2019 11:25 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Court Vacancy

    District Court Clerk Magistrate – Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

    Clerk Magistrate – Nantucket District Court

    Donald P. Hart

    (December 14, 2018)

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Emily Gauthier, Esq.

    Deputy Director

    Judicial Nominating Commission

    Office of the Governor

    Phone: (617) 725-4031

    Email: emily.gauthier@state.ma.us


  • 15 Oct 2018 10:51 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Litigation Associate

    Tucker, Dyer & O’Connell seeks to hire an associate with 3-6 years litigation experience.  Must be licensed in MA.  RI bar admission a plus.  Email cover letter, writing sample & resume to info@tdolaw.com.

    Salary commensurate with experience.


  • 27 Jun 2018 11:47 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    Equal Justice America Immigration

    Post-Graduate Fellowship at Greater Boston Legal Services

    The deadline for applications is February 2, 2019 or until position is filled. The position will begin fall 2019 and will end fall 2021

    Since 1993, Equal Justice America has provided opportunities for law students and lawyers to work with legal aid programs across the country.

    For more than 100 years, Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) has provided free civil legal assistance to people living in poverty in the Greater Boston area.   Each year GBLS’s attorneys, staff, and volunteers help resolve legal problems, including immigration, domestic violence, consumer fraud, unfair evictions, and juvenile expungements.

    THE JOB

    Equal Justice America (EJA) is funding a two-year fellow from Harvard Law School to  be responsible for representing clients in a variety of immigration matters, including removal defense, defensive and affirmative asylum claims, special immigrant juvenile status petitions, VAWA self-petitions, U and T visas, as well as other immigration matters before the USCIS, EOIR and federal and state courts. In addition, the fellow will assist in coordinating pro-bono representation; conduct outreach to various community based organizations and attend trainings and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current legal issues surrounding immigration law.

    The Fellow will also work closely with GBLS Immigration advocates by collaborating on inter-practice group projects, which could involve shared outreach or legal casework, or developing new strategies for servicing our common clients. The Fellow will be required to provide detailed quarterly reports to Equal Justice America and to blog on at least a weekly basis about their work for EJA’s website.

    Qualifications:  Applicants must have graduated with a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School by May 2017, but no later than May 2018; must be a member of the Massachusetts Bar or sit for the Massachusetts Bar Exam no later than July 2018; have a demonstrated commitment to immigration issues affecting GBLS clients; strong oral and writing skills; and team-centered work experience. Prior work experience with matters of immigration law is a plus.  Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole or another language spoken by GBLS’s clients is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be collegial, well-organized, and demonstrate a commitment to working with people living in poverty in Greater Boston’s’ large and diverse immigrant community.

    Salary and benefits: Salary is based on union scale. Generous benefits package, including 100% paid health and dental insurance for full-time employees and student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. GBLS is an AA/EO/Handicapped employer committed to diversity in the workforce and regards differences as assets.

    To Apply:  Candidates should email a resume, cover letter describing any prior public interest legal work and a writing sample to: Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources at jobs@gbls.org.  Please refer to Job Code: IMM/EJA Fellow. The deadline for applications is February 2, 2019 or until position is filled. The position will begin fall 2019 and will end fall 2021.


  • 20 Jun 2018 2:06 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)


    L-R:  Lindsay Gilman, Cathy Spaulding, Greg Sneed, Marie Chafe, Christine Knipper and Michelle Schaffer 

  • 14 May 2018 3:33 PM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    PRACTICAL SKILLS SEMINAR

    BIAS IN THE COURTROOM:

    HOW TO IDENTIFY AND AMELIORATE ITS IMPACT IN COURT

    FOR DISTRICT COURT AND SUPERIOR COURT PRACTITIONERS

    FREE TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE BAR

    NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

    ALL ATTORNEYS WELCOME

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Main Courtroom, Norfolk Superior Court

    THE PROGRAM

    -Cognitive Bias and its Effect on Expert Testimony

    -A View from the Bench: The Judiciary’s Efforts to Reduce the Impact of  Race and Implicit Bias

    -Trial Lawyers addressing Bias in the Courtroom Today: Voir Dire and other Strategies 

    FEATURED PANELISTS

    Hon. Thomas Connors,

    Norfolk Superior Court Regional Administrative Justice

    Hon. Julieann Hernon, Circuit Justice, District Court

    Hon. Peter Krupp,  Associate Justice, Superior Court

    Hon. Rosalind Miller, Associate Justice, Superior Court

    Ira Gant, Esq., Innocence Program, Committee for Public Counsel Services  

    Charlotte Glinka, Esq.,  Keches and Mallen

    Mark Lee, Esq., Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office

    Francis J. (Jay) Lynch, III, Esq., Lynch and Lynch 

    Christian Williams, Esq., Committee for Public Counsel Services

    Hosted by the Superior Court and District Court Bench-Bar Committees

    of the Norfolk Bar Association

    Please come prepared with questions, or email them in advance to mary.hickey@jud.state.ma.us

    3 CLE Credits available to Bar Advocates


  • 11 Apr 2018 8:43 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    The Judicial Nominating Commission has requested Applications:

     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Superior Court* - Application Deadline: May 21, 2018                           

    Various 2018 Vacancies           

     

    *In anticipation of mandatory and potential voluntary retirements in 2018, we are posting Superior Court as open for applications. 

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    The following has been reposted:

    Probate and Family Court – Application Deadline: April 17th   

    Barnstable 
    The Honorable Robert A. Scandurra
    (July 13, 2018)

     

    Contact for Questions:

    Olga Shulman

    Deputy Director

    Judicial Nominating Commission

    Office of the Governor

    olga.shulman@state.ma.us  

    (617) 725-4031

  • 09 Apr 2018 11:22 AM | Stephanie Giancola (Administrator)

    Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) seeks to hire two attorneys to fill temporary, full time positions in its Family Law Unit; one attorney to provide family law legal services to and on behalf of victims of domestic violence in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS services area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in related legislative, administrative and systemic efforts; and one generalist attorney to work with a team that provides civil legal aid under a grant supporting the collaborative delivery of services to victims of crime across Massachusetts. LTT Generalist Attorney: April 1 – December 31, 2018. The Generalist Attorney will provide legal services in multiple areas of substantive law including but, not limited to, landlord/tenant, public benefits, employment benefits, consumer law, and family law. The attorney will also act as the coordinator of all services delivered pursuant to this grant and play a role in the greater collaboration with other legal services programs across the state. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar; Minimum three (3) years’ and no more than five (5) years’ experience in at least three of the noted subject areas. Job Code: LTT-GA Family Law Attorney: May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019.The attorney will work in the Family Law Unit to provide legal services to and on behalf of victims of crime in contested matters in the Probate and Family Courts in GBLS’s service area (Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Plymouth Counties) and in Abuse Prevention Proceedings in all courts in the GBLS service area. Employment requirements: Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar; minimum three (3) years’ but not more than five (5) years’ experience in Family Law; experience working with low income clients. Job Code: LTT-ATT Other information: The time period for these positions have the potential to be extended depending on program needs. Bilingual capacity a plus. Must be able to drive to courts and events in other counties and parts of the state. Salary is based on a union scale. Generous benefits package, including 100% paid health and dental for full-time employees and student loan repayment assistance plan for eligible attorneys. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to Sonia Marquez, Director of Human Resources, via e-mail at jobs@gbls.org. Please refer to the Job Codes as stated above when applying for these positions. Deadline is April 10, 2018 or until the position is filled.

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